From Vine to Glass; How Wine is Made.

Have you ever sat down to enjoy a glass of wine and wondered how such a magnificent thing came to be? Well look no further this post will put some of your absent ponderings to rest, hopefully.  Let me start off by stating that wine is made in a magnitude of ways. The process this…

Tuscany | Brunello, Chianti Classico, Bolgheri

Tuscany is a region in the north western corner of central Italy known for its spectacular landscapes and giving birth to the Renaissance. When it comes to wine Tuscany is home to many different blends but sangiovese is king; Being the predominate grape in Brunello and Chianti you can’t drink wine in Tuscany without it….

Piedmont | Barbaresco, Monferrato, Asti,

One of the smaller vineyards in Barbaresco and one of the best in my opinion is Cascina Brusciata. The land itself dates back to 1880 when it was originally just a farm. It was made into a winery in the 1950’s by then owner Marino Balbo. His son Carlo is the one who really helped…

Piedmont | Dogliani, Barolo

For a wine lover a trip to any wine region is the ideal way to spend leisure time. You can read all the books, magazines, and periodicals you like but nothing can compare to actually submerging yourself in the towns and history that make the wines we love so great. This year (thanks to some…

Krug Grande Cuvee Brut Champagne

There is one thing that my birthday celebrations are never complete without, Krug. I’m almost certain if I went my entire birthday without consuming some form of my favorite bubbly the world would actually stop spinning in an anti-grav/time stopping sequence of events that even the Doctor himself would have a hard time landing his…

Ruinart Brut Rose Champagne

Every year on my birthday I consume massive amounts of Champagne. There is nothing more luxurious or rewarding for me then sitting down with a bottle of fantastic bubbly. It also makes the inevitability of growing older a bit more tolerable. Meeting each year head on with copious amounts of the best bubbly I can…

Miraval Cotes De Provence 2013

I think The Cars said it best with “let the good roses roll, let the good roses ro-o-oll,” or was it good times, either way both were extremely good statements. The summer is off to a mild start here in Manhattan and the slow set in of the seasons heat is much appreciated.  Giving us…

War of The Roses / Crush Wine & Spirits

When summer hits each year rose sails boom across the world. Maybe its the color that makes people want to drink it, or perhaps the fact that you can chill it to frigidly cold temperatures and still be left with a bottle of wine that is full of body and character. Either way wine drinkers…

Pommery Brut Royal Champagne

I had many things to celebrate this week, both the birthday of my beloved Pomeranian and the birthday of one of my closest friends. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again when celebrating and wondering what to toast with there is nothing better than a bottle of Champagne. Although I reserve higher end…

Chardonnay

Chardonnay  “Chardonnay” is a derivative of Cardonnacum, a Latin term to denote the land of Cardus, roughly translated to “thistles”. Due to its ability to thrive and ripen in many climates, Chardonnay has become one of the top colonizing grapes in the world. Chardonnay is the cross between the Pinot grape and the Gouais Blanc…