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Italian, Uncategorized

Wine critic Antonio Galloni shines the sportlight on Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

According to my Italian Wine Scholar textbook, Italy’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano red wine has enjoyed great fame for centuries. French philosopher Voltaire mentioned it in his famous 18th-century work “Candide.” Famed novelist Alexander Dumas wrote about it in “The Count of Monte Cristo.” And Thomas Jefferson, America’s third president, lauded it as his favorite […]

General Wine, Must Try, Uncategorized

Think ‘pink’ for Kentucky Derby weekend with elegant rose`

(Click the link to watch the Grapefully Yours Wine Podcast on where Jim Campanini and co-host Mike Pigeon drink and discuss rose` wines.) ——————————————————————————————- The best three-year-old thoroughbreds in the world will be running for the roses on Saturday at Churchill Downs in the 149th edition of the Kentucky Derby The race goes […]

Flavor of the day, French wines, Uncategorized

‘Alsace Rocks’: Frothy Cremant, crisp Riesling, and spicy Gewurztraminer are tastes for all seasons

  If Sisyphus pushed “Alsace Rocks” uphill, he’d have made it to the summit and ended an eternity of futility. So the Greek myth survives to this day while¬†“Alsace Rocks” is cresting – a nod to the unique red and white wines from one of France’s most unique terroir-driven regions. “People in Europe don’t want […]


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 […]


Get your Irish up with fruity, spicy red wines

Several friends have asked me for wine recommendations to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Wine? Even I drink a beer or two on St. Patrick’s Day, which is Friday, March 17. Still, a female friend insisted. She said she’d been invited to St. Patrick’s Day party where the traditional corned beef and cabbage plate would be […]