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Lacryma Christi – “Tears of Christ” – is a legendary Vesuvius wine for Lent

For Jim Campanini’s podcast on Lacryma Christi, click on the link below:   By Jim Campanini Campania’s Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco is one of my favorite Italian wines, even though I drink it mostly during the 40-day period of Lent observed by Catholics and other Christian faiths. It’s an excellent pairing […]


“Scotty, beam me up a boxed wine, will ya?”

By Jim Campanini The Wine Novice Three weeks into the new year, I’ve committed to making a serious resolution as to how I will drink wine going forward. I’m adding boxed wines to my list (I’ve already tried aluminum cans). I’m taking Captain Kirk’s advice to “go boldly” into the great beyond of the wine […]


Wines of the Week: Querceto Chianti Classico and Waterdog Reserva from Portugal

By Jim Campanini The Wine Novice The following wines were sampled and discussed on the Grapefully Yours Wine Podcast posed on Tuesday, Jan. 10 on Click on the link to view a video of the show. Castello Querceto Chianti Classico 2017 DOCG, Greve, abv. 13% – For an entry-level wine, Querceto Chianti Classico […]


Grapefully Yours podcast with Wine ConneXtion’s David Messina By Jim Campanini Great conversation with the Wine ConneXtion’s Dave Messina on my latest wine podcast from studios. Dave talks about the North Andover store’s mission to search out high-quality, affordable wines from across the globe and build consumer awareness through free, educational tastings. Watch for Dave’s recommendation on a new Oregon Pinot […]

General Wine, Must Try, Red wines, Uncategorized, White Wines

Hands Off Wines: Authenticity, quality in every stylish can

By Jim Campanini Did you ever drink wine from a can? Odds are that you haven’t, but times are a changin’ and so is the wine industry. Canned wines are gaining popularity worldwide, especially in the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The reasons are obvious: cans are portable, recyclable and less expensive […]