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April 9, 2016

Top Etna Rosso Wines Blind Taste Test

Top Etna Rosso Wines Blind Taste Test

I think I was inspired by March Madness.  College basketball at this time of year is impossible to ignore, especially because my Alma mater ( Michigan State) is a regular contender. Except this year!!!  I was thinking to myself there are so many wines from just Etna alone how can we figure out our favorites? […]

November 7, 2012

Firriato Etna Rosso 2009

Firriato Etna Rosso 2009

I had to write about this wine while it was still in my mind here.  We just had this last night and it was great.  This wine woke up my tastebuds with some character.  Lately wines really haven’t been surprising me… probably because we have been playing it safe with the wines we know.  I […]

September 18, 2012

La Pievaccia – 2010 Chianti – Wine Review

La Pievaccia – 2010 Chianti – Wine Review

Looking for a good inexpensive Chianti?  This one fits the bill.  At  €2.89 this DOCG wine had a lot of character without any craziness.   Im happy to add this to the Ferrari category of ratings.  

January 27, 2012

Riparosso Illuminati Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009 – Wine

Riparosso Illuminati Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009 – Wine

Riparosso Illuminati Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009 It seemed like it has been a while since we had a good wine and this one started off poorly.  The cork was bad and ripped in half from the middle of the cork looking like sawdust.  Luckily I was able to work some magic with a different corkscrew and […]