Why would you favor drinking a Pinot Grigio from America as opposed to one from Italy? Key factors should be quality, taste, and price. Some Americans grab the cheapest bottle on the shelf, believing it’s all the same. It’s not. While the Pinot Grigio grape is widely planted throughout the world, its best flavor profile […]
Month: July 2015
Washington State Wine Tasting Travelogue
Read my notes on wines from DeLille Cellars, Mark Ryan, William Church, Long Shadows, L’Ecole No. 41, Waterbrook, Gramercy Cellars, and Dunham Cellars during my June 24-29 trip to Woodinville and Walla Walla, WA.
My trip to Doubleback Winery, in Walla Walla
Doubleback Winery’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and outing sizzled – and not because of the heat. Drew Bledsoe and his staff were great and the Cabernet Sauvignon outstanding. My traveling companions, Kevin Couglin and TJ McCarthy, kept spirits high. Looking forward to 2016 – Jim Campanini, The Wine Novice.
Pieropan Soave with Prosciutto Pasta
The Wine Goddess fashioned a delightful pasta dish. Check it out.
A day at DeLille Cellars
Cool wines to shake up summer doldrums
Is the summer season half empty or half full? Some people believe the July Fourth holiday begins a downward trend to fall and then — egads!, winter — but I’m an ardent support of the summer doldrums. As the Italians say, “piano, piano” — easy, easy. Now’s the time to hang out, do little as […]