Tag Archives: Merlot

The Italian Connection: Beaujolais Crus & Ancient Rome

The end of November is here and with it our tables are being adorned with French Beaujolais.  This ritualistic gulping down of Beaujolais is for good reason – not only is the freshly harvested and vinified Nouveau released on the … Continue reading

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Veni Vidi Vino Loves: Oneglass!

(Imagine the following said in that infomercial voice) Ever wished you could just stick a glass of wine in your purse or pocket and take it with you somewhere?  Do you wish there was a way to enjoy a glass … Continue reading

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Lazio Wines Cheat Sheet

Visitors to the Rome’s home region of Lazio will be glad to know that the wine flows ceaselessly, like so much water through the historic fountains of the city! Whats more, it’s been decorating and staining our tables since even … Continue reading

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In Vino, Criticorum – When wine critics attack

There’s been a lot of chatter in the wine world lately regarding a statement by simultaneously hated and celebrated wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr.  Parker has unleashed a verbal whipping on unspecified wine writers and sommeliers, who he claims … Continue reading

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What’s a “Super Tuscan”?

If I say Tuscany, you will probably think Chianti.  But there’s of course much more than Chianti to be found from Tuscan wines.  The one I’ll focus on here is the so-called Super Tuscan: a nickname for Tuscan wine stars … Continue reading

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