421 wines to try in 2016. Better get started.

421 Reasons to Drink Italian Wine in 2016

3 Glasses? Yes, please.Parker has points. Gambero Rosso has glasses.3 Glasses, to be exact. That’s the top distinction awarded to some of Italy’s best wines by Gambero Rosso, a rather famous Italian journal that celebrates the hedonistic pursuit of food, wine & culture.Every year in the Fall, Gambero Rosso announces their short-list of Tre Bicchieri […]

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Tonight’s Vino: Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

Here’s a quick review of a Chianti Classico worthy of your dinner table.  I’ll post these short tasting notes as I run across interesting wines from time to time.  Be sure to subscribe for the latest updates.  — Michael Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico Riserva 2005 | $20 It was serendipity when I ran across this […]

Green wine? Not exactly what we meant...

What Are GREEN Wines? Infographic

Whatever you call them — biodynamic wines, natural wines, extreme wines – they’re being produced in growing numbers by progressive wine producers everywhere. Vino biodinamico and vino naturale is booming in Italy, and for good reason:  Wine drinkers are increasingly interested in producers that use green methods of production.  Don’t confuse today’s green wines with […]