Vignalta Reds

Vignalta: The Best of Colli Euganei

For most visiting a winery, being in the environment is the best way to discover what a particular winery is all about, especially those in Europe. This was not the case with Vignalta. Last May I had the opportunity to visit the Colli Euganei region. This trip included a visit to Vignalta. I enjoyed seeing

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Dining at Obica

Obica Mozzarella Bar: Authentic Italian Cuisine at its best

Of late one of my favorite dining spots in Los Angeles is Obica Mozzarella Bar. I have frequented two of their locations, Santa Monica and West Hollywood. There is something about the Italian Cuisine, its presentation  and the atmosphere that is very inviting. The owner’s passion makes this small plates authentic Italian restaurant very special.

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The Wines of Anselmi

Anselmi: Raising the bar on the Garganega grape

The vibrancy of Lisa Anselmi radiates in her surroundings just like the Anselmi wines I experienced at a wine tasting luncheon at Obica Mozzarella Bar in West Hollywood. By far some of the most outstanding wines I have experience utilizing the Garganega grape from the Soave region. Needless to say I was impressed from the

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Roccafiore Winery and Resort Vineyards

Find Enchantment in Umbria at the Roccafiore Winery and Resort

In 2014 I had the opportunity to meet Luca Baccarelli and sample the wines of Roccafiore Winery. this magnificent property in person. Fast forward to 2016 where my wish came true on a recent trip to Italy. I have to say viewing images does not do justice to this winery and resort. In Italian, rocca means

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Chandon Étoile Rosé

Six sparkling wines to dazzle your Valentine’s Day

Sparkling wine and Valentine’s Day could be considered synonymous so what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your lover than by opening a bottle of sparkling wine. Bubbles can enhance the occasion and bring out the dazzle for you and your true love. With a variety of hues and bubbles sizes, here are six

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The Ferrari Sparkling Wine

Ferrari Trento: Bringing out the dazzle of sparkling wine

It was the 2016 Emmy awards that brought the owner of Ferrari Trento to Los Angeles but it was the after party the following day where this Italian winery showed their true colors and expertise of creating a spectacular collection of sparkling wine. What made this event more extraordinary was the ambiance of the Bel

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Italy American Chamber of Commerce Meets Cafe Del Rey

Italy American Chamber of Commerce West meets Cafe Del Rey

The Italy American Chamber of Commerce West, IACCW brings the real Italy to the United States through various programs that include the Taste of Italy Roadshow and the Extraordinary Italian Taste. Tastings include the pairing of authentic Italian food and wine. One will find that the Italy Chamber has us explore the developments of Italian

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Thanksgiving wine - Les Vignes Bila-Haut Rouge

Eight wines to enhance your Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is a very social holiday and one that brings people and family together. What better way to enjoy this affable meal than with a nice glass of wine. If you are still thinking about what wines to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner, here are some suggestions that will make you meal more enjoyable. If

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Antinori Solaia

Antinori Wine Testimonial

It was our pleasure to have you at the Antinori Solaia 2013 Launch at Obica last Tuesday. In Your article Your passion shined through your words. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your “Wine World”. Grazie! Lorenzo Mottola Antinori State Manager California To read this article, Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany

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Antinori Solaia

Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany and Umbria

Every once in a while I get invited to a wine tasting that I cannot turn down no matter how many wine events I am asked to attend. Those special moments could be an incredible vertical tasting or a once in a lifetime opportunity to sample wines that otherwise I would not have an opportunity

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