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Sippin’ wine older than Howdy Doody!
After rummaging around my very disorganized cellar for a suitably mature wine to pair with a celebratory meal, I came upon a bottle  which had obviously been lying in repose for quite some time. After blowing the dust off the label, I was incredulous to discover that the wine was a 1947 Borgono Barolo!   Continue Reading
Thanksgiving WineBoy Picks
When I was growing up, one of our faithful family traditions involved enthusiastic discourse around the holiday dinner table. To the rare outsiders who were infrequently invited to our large family repasts, the decibel level of this “enthusiasm” must have been a bit disconcerting.   No subject was too grand, obscure or off limits. We Continue Reading
How to conduct a wine tasting and FAQ’s on wine
One of the small pleasures of my life is conducting wine tastings. I really enjoy imparting information to eager learners, and wine lovers are perfect students. You ask good questions, are usually very attentive and truly want to learn more about the wine you drink. My tastings go something like this: I’ll usually give you Continue Reading
Sippin’ and suppin’ in Italy – Part II –
Our wine and food exploration of Italy continued in the Piemonte region and later included a brief, but memorable, stay in Tuscany where we were treated to a delicious multi-course lunch with accompanying wines at a renowned Brunello Di Montalcino producer.  But I’m getting ahead of myself. Back at base camp (La Cascina Del Monastero), Continue Reading

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