Events, Flavor of the day, General Wine, Italian, Must Try, Recipes, Red wines, Uncategorized

For a second violin to an icon, ‘Guidalberto’ performs brilliantly (and for less money)

For years Tenuta San Guido estate’s “Guidalberto” has lived in the shadow as a second label to “Sassicaia”, the Marchesa Mario della Rochetta’s legendary Bordeaux-style wine that launched Italy’s Super Tuscan phenomenon in the 1970s. Now run by son Nicolo`, Tenuta San Guido enjoys the best of both worlds. Sassicaia, which retails at $250 a […]

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Gambero Rosso wine event makes a Mast'(ery) of Neapolitan-style cooking

[URIS id=4969] Pizza is food, says Marco Caputo, and it should be cooked so that all the ingredients’ flavors emerge – some patiently, others powerfully –  to be enjoyed as a meal. When Caputo talks pizza, your mouth starts watering for a taste. He’s the owner-chef of Boston’s Mast’ Restaurant & Drinkery on Province Street […]

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Palates thunder at ‘Volcanic Wines of Southern Italy’ tasting seminar

Most American wine drinkers are unfamiliar with Falanghina, Coda di Volpe Bianca, Aglianico and Nero D’Avola, but in southern Italy these red and white grapes are revered for their historical and viticultural significance. What also makes these grapes special is their exclusive ability to grow in volcanic, mineral-rich soils. A sip of Falanghina ( FAH-lan-ghee-na) […]


Spicy Bolognese with spinach pasta

Mary Lee’s Quick Bolognese (paired with Produttori del Barbaresco) Written by Mary Lee Harrington, aka The Wine Goddess. Ingredients 2 T. Olive oil 3- (24 oz jars) Bertoli Tomato and Basil Sauce 2-T.  unsalted butter 2 tsp. Italian seasoning 2 cups finely chopped onions- about 1 large 1 T. sugar 1 cup finely chopped carrots- […]