Tag: sangiovese

Summer Wine Adventures

Beyond the Memorial Day barbecues are several months of warmer weather that call for a different wine drinking strategy. Cellar those big Cabernets and move to a lighter style with bright fruit and crisp acidity for balance that will work well with the typical summer foods and as a sipper to enjoy on the deck

A Chianti Fit For The Seder Table

Review of the Terra di Seta Chianti Classico Reserva 2009 and a look at the feud over Tennessee Whiskey.
Mention Chianti to most folks and they are as likely to imagine squat, straw basket enclosed bottles of wine used as candlesticks, covered in multicolored wax drippings as the wine itself. Yet Chianti is so

Vicchiomaggio – A Destination For Wine Lovers

A review of the wonderful wines from Tuscany's Castello Vicchiomaggio.
There are few places in the world more picturesque than the Tuscany hills, especially when viewed from Castello di Vicchiomaggio while sipping some of their excellent wines. Located on a commanding summit just north of Greve in Chianti, the site’s first castle was constructed in

Making Kosher Wine – In Italy

Reviews of the Borgo Reale Chianti Vespertino 2009 and several Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
There have been Jews in Italy since Judah Maccabee sent ambassadors to the Roman Senate in 161 BCE. Conditions have varied during the subsequent centuries depending upon the dispensation of various pontiffs and secular rulers. The ravages of World

Winemaking Beckons Successful Types To Try Their Hand

Winemaking as a second career.
Some say the way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to start with a large one. Subject to the vagaries of weather, insects and capricious consumer tastes, winemaking appears to be a guaranteed way to lose money. Despite these issues, many people who have become successful

Party Wines

Some wine recommendations for your next family gathering.
So, the entire family is coming into town for your simcha and that includes a dinner at your house. Besides figuring out what everyone will eat, you also want to have the right wines to serve without breaking your budget. Fortunately there are a large number of

How To Start A Wine Collection

Collecting wine is easy and doesn't have to be expensive.
A good wine is fun to share. Keeping bottles of wine around the house makes entertaining easier and eliminates the last minute run to the store to find “something to serve.” Starting a wine collection is actually very easy and can be done to

Long Live The Napa Valley Winemakers

A review of California's Long Vineyards wines.
Bob Long believes that Napa Valley winemakers are blessed. Pioneers in the development of single vineyard wines, Long and his wife Zelma started their eponymous winery in 1977. Although they divorced years ago and both have remarried, the Longs remain business partners. Their 121-acre property is on a