Thanksgiving 2020 Wines

Thanksgiving 2020: Four Wines To Enhance Your Holiday Feast

This year more than ever, we have a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. The challenges of this past year have brought families closer and made us reevaluate our lives. Although many of us cannot celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 together because of COVID, we can share wine on this holiday, whether in person or virtually.

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Labor Day 2020 Wine

Labor Day 2020: Four Wines to Enhance a Barbecue

As Labor Day 2020 comes our way, I think of a day spent with family and friends. On this day, Americans typically enjoy a barbeque with some wine. I think of red wine with this type of meal. To celebrate your Labor Day 2020, here are four Italian red wine suggestions to make your meal

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Travaglini Gattinara Nebbiolo

Travaglini Gattinara: Nebbiolo At Its Best

Often there is something besides the wine that attracts us to a particular winery. As I sit and reminisce about tastings in the past, I think about when Cinzia and Alessia Travaglini were in Los Angeles for a tasting of the family’s Nebbiolo wine. It was the unique bottle shape that stood out to beckon

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Roggio del Filare Rosso Piceno Superiore

Velenosi: Discover the Italian wine region of Marche

Angela Velenosi was ahead of her time when she opened the Velenosi Winery in the Marche, an Italian wine region lying along the Adriatic coast. Her winemaking vision helped put Marche on the map as a viable wine producing area. The Italian wine region of Marche lies between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea.

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Wines from Lugana DOC

Lugana: Discover Italy’s Hidden White Wine Gem

Lugana plays a significant role in Italian wine history. The region was the first in Italy to obtain its DOC designation in 1967. Situated on the lower portion of Lake Garda in northern Italy, the wine region embodies two provinces Brescia and Verona and two regions Lombardy and Veneto. Furthermore, this area is strictly known

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Dante Bernardis and Valneo Livon

Livon Family: Experiencing Wines of Collio, Tuscany and Umbria

The Italian winemaking family typically involves a legacy of generations, an inherent passion for wine and insatiable love of the land where they grew up. Today many of these families are spreading their influence to encompass several different wine regions. This expansion often includes creating either a resort or a unique destination for the wine

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Luce Vertical Wine Tasting

Luce: Defining old and new world winemaking in Montalcino

When traveling we never know the impressions a particular place will have on each of us. Sometimes our awareness pops up months after we return. Last fall I traveled to Italy and visited Montalcino. I walked the charming village, visited a nearby Abbey and winery but the true impact of this scenic spot did not

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Montalbera Ruché

Montalbera: Making a name for Ruché

The quest to discover new varieties or an interesting wine is at the heart of every wine writer. It goes hand in hand with the pursuit to increase one’s knowledge of wine. Italy with its long history of growing and producing wine propagates the largest number of indigenous grapes. Today Italy cultivates well over 2000

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Falletto Barbaresco and Barolo

Folio Fine Wine Partners: A portfolio of prestigious red wine

Who could resist a wine tasting of luxury wines, a dilemma that I think we all know the answer to. Case in point occurred when I attended a Folio Fine Wine Partners Wine Tasting at Stanley’s Wet Goods in Culver City. Impressive accurately describes the wines sampled. The wines featured represented mostly red wine from

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Cecchi Riserva Di Famigli Chianti Classico Riserva

Cecchi: A family’s affinity with Chianti and more

I discovered Cecchi Family Estates while traveling in Tuscany last year. I visited their Val Delle Rose Winery in Maremma. Unbeknownst to me at the time; the Cecchi  family planted some of the first vineyards in Maremma, thus established themselves as pioneers in the area. Fast-forward to May of 2017; luckily I am invited to

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