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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? […]

February 19, 2016

Antichi Vini di Sicilia Wine Review – No Buono

Antichi Vini di Sicilia Wine Review – No Buono

Had a really bad experience with a few wines that I bought and wanted to share and warn.  Also it has been a while since I have pretended to be a wine expert, but for these wines no expertise was needed.  We ended up dumping most of the 6 bottles that we got.  The winery […]

January 15, 2012

Pontormo Chianti 2008 – Wine

Pontormo Chianti 2008 – Wine

We were looking for a good Chianti to go with our steak tonight and this was a bust.  I got this wine as a half bottle to try at $3.00, so I guess I shouldn’t have expected much.  I also like to use the empty half bottles for storing extra wine from normal sized bottles.  […]

January 15, 2012

Rosso di Montalcino – Castello Banfi 2009 – Wine

Rosso di Montalcino – Castello Banfi 2009 – Wine

Rosso di Montalcino – Castello Banfi 2009 We were looking forward to trying this wine with a great dinner at home.  It’s an 100% Sangiovese from the world famous Montalcino area of Tuscany. The bottle cost $15.99.  It is definitely at the lower end of the price range for wine from this region, but we […]

October 19, 2011

Rapitala Nero D’Avola 2010 – Wine

Rapitala Nero D’Avola 2010 – Wine

This wine was another recommendation that we picked up at an Italian grocery store for €4.99.  This Nero D’Avola was a downer with some bad flavors working against it.  The word rancid almost comes to mind.  There are a lot better Nero D’Avolas out there! Rating:  Mini Donkey  

October 16, 2011

Corvo Glicine 2010 Sicilia – Wine

Corvo Glicine 2010 Sicilia – Wine

Picked up this wine at the Italian grocery store based on a recommendation.  I liked the clarity of the wine in that Jess and I enjoy whites that are very light.    Unfortunately this white leaned towards the sweeter end of the scale, which we did not like.  €4.99 per bottle. Rating: Mini Donkey