Northern Italian Red Wines

Many oenophiles believe that the Italian wines are the most important in the world. We agree. Italy is the perennial #1 producer of wine in the world, surpassed by France in 2014 due to a poor growing season, but Italy regained this distinction in 2015 and has held it...
Wine Pairing for the Feast of Seven Fishes

Wine Pairing for the Feast of Seven Fishes

Christmas Eve is a holiday in itself for Italian Americans; as a matter of fact, because of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, Christmas Eve overshadowed Christmas by a mile in our family, not unlike most Italian American Families. Interestingly, I was just reading an...
Vino Calabrese: The Wines of Calabria

Vino Calabrese: The Wines of Calabria

Calabria, a region of Southern Italy, is not as well known internationally for its wines as many other regions, but has a rich tradition of producing incredible table wines, mainly reds. Being in the far south, at the toe of Italy’s boot, the warm, dry climate and...
Tannat: the Biggest of the Big Reds

Tannat: the Biggest of the Big Reds

Tannat is a red wine grape that originated in Madiran, a village in Southwest France, and spread into the Basque region of Spain. French and Spanish immigrants brought Tannat to South America, where it was grown in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and most...