Category Results for: Italian Wine

 

Nivole

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

“…great Moscato d’Asti wines are made by Michele Chiarlo, whose ‘Nivole’ bottling is one of the best….” –Joseph Bastianich & David Lynch, Vino Italiano Now that June has arrived and summer is upon us, you may be on the lookout for a crisp, refreshing dessert wine. It’s time to leave the heavy desserts and heavy […]

Filed under: Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Moscato/Muscat, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Road Trip: Texas

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Our Texas wine tour consisted of visits to a couple of wineries just south of Lubbock, Cap*Rock Winery and Llano Estacado Winery. Prior to this trip, my only experience with Texas wines were with Texas Hill Country wineries west of Austin and one winery near Bryan/College Station. Quite frankly, those wineries had not shown me […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Merlot, Port, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Texas Wine, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Private Tasting: Italian Red

Monday, May 5th, 2008

We recently had one of our double-blind private tastings. All we knew when we sat down for dinner was that these two wines were red, but we did not know their region of origin or varietal. For a more complete description of how we set up these private tastings, please refer back to my Private […]

Filed under: Brunello, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Nebbiolo, Red Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Wine Century Club Tasting II

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

We had so much fun exploring new wines in our first Wine Century Club Tasting that we decided to do it again. We headed over to K&L Wine Merchants to order another case of wine (actually a baker’s dozen this time), each bottle containing at least one grape variety that we had not previously tasted. […]

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Montonico

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Since we began our Wine Century Club adventure, we have all been more aware of unusual grape varieties. Strolling through a local wine shop the other day, Mom (LaGayle) stumbled across a bottle of 2006 La Quercia Montonico. The shelf-talker got her attention when it referred to Montonico as a rare white varietal and said […]

Filed under: Italian Wine, Montonico, White Wine, Wine Century Club, Wines Over $25 |

 

Wine Century Club Tasting

Monday, April 7th, 2008

After attending the Unique Wines from Around the World program last month, Dad (John) and I became inspired to see just how many different grape varieties we have had through the years. We had heard about the Wine Century Club (if you’ve tasted at least 100 different grape varieties, you are qualified for membership) but […]

Filed under: Bual, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, French Wine, Italian Wine, Montepulciano, Nero d'Avola, Portuguese Wine, Red Wine, Tannat, Wine Century Club, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Unique Wines from Around the World

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

On Friday, Dad (John) and I made the trek across the Cascade Mountains to Ellensburg to attend another one of the consumer courses offered through Central Washington University’s World Wine Program. Led by noted wine industry professional Amy Mumma, this program featured Unique Wines from Around the World. As the program title suggests, during this […]

Filed under: Dessert Wine, French Wine, Georgian (Eastern Europe) Wine, Greek Wine, Hungarian Wine, Italian Wine, Red Wine, Spanish Wine, White Wine, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Wine Book Club, First Edition: Vino Italiano

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Today is the first “virtual meeting” of the Wine Book Club. The idea was originally proposed by Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20 and based on the model of Wine Blogging Wednesday. The concept brings together bloggers and wine lovers all over the world for book reviews and discussions every other month after reading […]

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WBW Updates

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Andrew from Spittoon was our host for the February Wine Blogging Wednesday. His Just Seven Words theme was well-received and 60+ bloggers participated (see our post). Check out the WBW #42 Roundup for a fun, quick, and very interesting read. For a challenge of your own as you read the entries, try to guess what […]

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #42: Just Seven Words

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

This month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday is more of a writing challenge than a tasting challenge. Andrew of Spittoon, our February host, asked us to drink any Italian red. That’s easy enough, we thought. But here’s where the tricky part comes in…after drinking that Italian red, he challenged us to review the wine in Just Seven […]

Filed under: Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Nebbiolo, Red Wine, Wine Blogging Wednesday, Wine Book Club, Wines Over $25 |