Month: August 2012

General Wine

'Tis the season for the taste of Italy

Here is its the last week in August, the beginning of the end of summer. The backyard birch tree is shedding its leaves and the dogwood is signalng a color change that makes me realize I’m a year older too. Depressed? Not really. I arrived home from Saratoga to find the September issue of Wine […]

General Wine

Taste of Italy for the fall

I’ve been impressed with some recent Italian wine purchases I’ve made. The new wines arriving from Sicily are particularly intriguing, inexpensive and mouth-watering. I’ve tried two that standout: 2010 Stemmari Pinot Noir and Stemmari Nero D’Avola. The Stemmari Pinot Noir was lighter colored in the glass than most others I’ve tried. Normally, I look for […]