Jeff gets uppity about pizza and tries an excellent Italian red.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Pennsylvania’s state system, which is the butt of many jokes and complaints (including quite a few from yours truly), has come through with another intriguingly rare Italian varietal. Discovering wines like these is what makes the exploration of Italian wines so interesting; this one has it all: rarity, historical significance, and most importantly, flavor. Though […]
Victually, I’m glad to say, Gulph Mills’ premium fine-dining destination, Savona, is in top form. But there’s one seemingly-small-but-significant knock. Here’s a brief field report. I donned a jacket and arrived a few minutes early to meet a friend for an early evening, after-work dinner. The bar was sparsely populated so I asked for a glass […]
Piedirosso (literally “red feet”, for their red stalks) is a red grape native to Campania that’s more often used for blending than as a single varietal wine. It is, however, the sole grape in Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso, a famous red grown on the banks of Mount Vesuvius (but that’s another story for another […]
For a while now, Italy’s vintners have been embracing “international” varietals, and – to be perfectly honest – it’s not a trend I particularly care for. Though there is no doubt Super Tuscans have generated quite a bit of buzz, they are the main source of my consternation. It’s not that there is anything wrong […]
One of the most difficult things about wine critique – and, before I even get into that, I should mention that I don’t consider myself a true wine critic, at least that inhabits the same space as people like Robert Parker and Steven Tanzer, or even bloggers who do actual professional tasting events, but at […]