Pinot Nero is also known as Pinot Noir and usually when we are searching for a Pinot Noir we look to the USA or Burgundy, France. However, between Italy’s most famous wine regions, Tuscany and Piedmont, lies Lombardy. Best known for their sparkling wines, this region makes an outstanding Pinot Nero.
We’ve got spirits, yes we do: Girls Who Swirl shakes up summer with North Shore Distillery Are you a spirits connoisseur, or have you not yet had the opportunity to become one? Wherever you fall on the spirits spectrum, you won’t want to miss Girls Who Swirl’s excellent event on Wednesday, June 26, at Vine […]
I love wine, but let’s face it- the majority of sommeliers and wine stewards are men. Men are more often winemakers, distributors, and sales reps too. Things get even more testosterone-laden when you look at the world of spirits, with male distillers and blenders and marketers all trying to accommodate what they believe to be […]
It’s a great question and one that I am often asked: If I was stranded on an island, what wine would I be drinking? Well, first I would want it to be a deserted island, the kind that Tom Hanks was stranded on in “Castaway”, with tall green palm trees, coconuts, soft sandy golden beaches, […]
Perched on a hilltop in Tuscany, the towering red walls of Brolio Castle evoke images of Italian feudalism; its ramparts, stone walls, and gardens would be enough to make any Italophile swoon. Visitors to the castle also find themselves marveling at the fact that they have found the oldest winery in Italy (perhaps even the […]
It’s 2013 and in honor of the New Year our staff got together and picked our favorite 13 wines under $13. Here’s what made our list and why…
First, who knows what an oenophile is? Oenophile is most easily defined as a lover of wine, a connoisseur, or as I like to call myself, a Cork Dork. Do you have an oenophile on your list this year? If so, maybe I can help; this wine lover went home and started looking at all […]