Written in the Stars: Aglianico

Written in the Stars: Aglianico

You may have heard one of us telling the story that my sister Cecilia and her husband Fabrizio were the inspiration behind our wine-importing business a long time ago.  It was just before the year 2000, at the time they were making wine in Tuscany, a fantastic Vino...
Vini di Roma – Roman Wines

Vini di Roma – Roman Wines

Did you know that Italy has a wider selection of wines than anywhere else in the world?  While it is claimed that there may be up to 2000 varieties, (WINE GEEK ARTICLE) there are officially 605 unique grapes used to make the wines found throughout the Italian...
Pinot Nero and All That Jazz

Pinot Nero and All That Jazz

When a producer tells you they have decided to declassify a particular vintage of Pinot Nero, you know they mean business! If winemakers are unhappy with their wine, or grapes – and if they have integrity – they will “declassify” it.  This means that they...
Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero

One of the greater qualities of Spanish wine is all the different varieties available owed to the numerous Spanish wine regions, climates and types of grapes…Interestingly in Spain, wines are classified by their region and not by their grape. Spanish wines have a...