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Cinque Terre Wine Picks for 2017: The Best for Drinking Now

credit The Cinque Terre (how to say it), literally “the Five Lands” that includes the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, are a string of rustic villages clinging to the rugged Italian Riviera in eastern Liguria. Over 1 million visitors flood the 5 towns each year to swim in the warm Mediterranean water, hike between […]


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 […]


3 Italian Wines Perfect for Thanksgiving

UPDATED: Read my latest, updated article on selecting wines for Thanksgiving and other Holidays by clicking here. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many of you have been asking for wine recommendations for this glorious, all-American feast.  I tend to lean toward Italian wine selections for Thanksgiving, as they can be the perfect companion […]