This leather-bound diary from Italy was a gift from my nieces Amy and Alicia. I use it to record all my wine experiences, even when ordering wine at a restaurant or sharing a bottle at a friend's house. It was a lost weekend for my wine exploration. I was knocked off the browsing circuit with […]
Learning to sip and savor wine
Jim Campanini’s wine epiphany occurred in Italy, drinking local wines produced by family members. Here he describes how to see, swirl, smell, sip and savor your favorite glass of wine.
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A nice old-style European wine bottle from Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma. [/caption] I visited the Jacuzzi Family Winery in Sonoma with my wife in October and I was intrigued by the beautiful grounds, but nothing attracted my attention more than this bottle, its shape, color and wonderful label. Talk about marketing, this bottle reminded me […]