Last week, my wine friends got together for an evening dedicated to tasting unusual wines. One of the most unusual was an Armenian wine. Today, I’m going to talk about the wine and the region. Boy, would I love to visit there.[Read more…]
My Ohio wine friend Jim Sperk just shared some very interesting information about mead that I wanted to share with you. For those of you who don’t know, mead is the name given to honey wine. Thank you to Jim, Moonshine University, Hidden Legend Winery and Lancashire Mead Company for their help with this article.[Read more…]
This past Sunday, we celebrated National Moscato Day. YUM! Moscato is the Italian name for Muscat. Moscatel is its name in Spain. In this article, I’ll stick to the word Muscat. Today, we’re going to talk about the rich history of Muscat.
This amazing grape is one of the oldest around and is likely the great great great (keep going) grandparent of most of the other wine grapes we know and love today. Jancis Robinson says it well: “The Muscat grape may not be thought of as one of the great international classics, but its history is many times longer than that of such newcomers as Cabernet Sauvignon for example. It was almost certainly the grape variety referred to by writers in classical times as being particularly attractive to insects for its heady smell and impressive ripeness.”[Read more…]
With Spring in the air, Rosé is on the shelves and in our glasses! Almost everybody I know loves Rosé. Are you a Rosé lover? If you are, this article will make you feel even better about your love of this wine. If you’re not, this article might make you be more willing to explore the wonderful pink drink that goes perfectly in the Spring but actually works year-round.
According to Wine Enthusiast, “Rosé is the fastest-growing category in America, as consumption grew roughly 50% in 2017.” Wow. Those of us who love Rosé are in good company.[Read more…]
Ready to get to know a wonderful wine? Introducing Fiano, a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown primarily in the Campania region of southern Italy and on the island of Sicily. Have you tried it? I hadn’t, until I tried WineShop At Home’s recently released 2020 Fiano, which is great. Tasting the wine prompted me to get to know the grape more and share my findings with you. Thank you to Wine Folly, WineMag, who calls the grape Campania’s Rising Star, and Sauced & Found for their help with this article.[Read more…]