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...

Frascati: The Wine of Popes

Frascati, a light white wine grown exclusively in the Lazio region of Italy near Rome, is a relatively lesser known wine in the US that has a long rich history in Central Italy. Named after the town of Frascati, originally the ancient town of Tusculum, 25 km southeast...

Montepulciano, an Uncommon Common Wine

Montepulciano, or Montepulciano di Abruzzo is, in my opinion, a very under-appreciated wine in the United States. While very good Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots are ubiquitous throughout our region, a good Montepulciano is uncommon, if not rare. At Papa Joe’s...