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Wine of the Week-Wines of Maremma Tuscany II: Casa Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015 $39.99

Maremma is an idyllic hideaway tucked away in the medieval villages that lie in the undulating hills and lush, secluded valleys of southern Tuscany near the Mediterranean coast. Separated by thick chestnut forests sprawling olive groves and copious vineyards that ...

Wine of the Week: Castello Volpaia Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon Maremma Tuscany Italy-$16

Tucked away in the south of Italy's famed Tuscany is one of its true treasures, the Maremma wine region. Far less well known than its famous neighbor, Chianti Classico, Maremma only gets a fraction of the notoriety. Yet, it is ...

Wine of the Week: Mionetto Brut Prosecco DOC NV-$12.99

A real consistent crowd pleaser for summer is my go-to favorite, Mionetto Brut Prosecco DOC NV. Its selling right now for a bargain @12.99, but I’ve seen it for as little as $10.99 a bottle at certain large-scale retailers.

Wine of the Week: DAOU Vineyards of Paso Robles with a Master Sommelier

One of the crippling effects of the current pandemic has been the closing of many tasting rooms and the near collapse of the wine tourism industry. To counter its effects, wineries have been reaching out to their loyal fans and ...

Wine of the Week: Ricci Curbastro Franciacorta

Franciacorta is one of the most beautiful and legendary territories of the Italian wine-growing region of Lombardy. The name literally means 'short France'. With its rolling hills and rich glacial soil of gravel, sand and limestone, it is ideal for ...

Wine of the Week: Milano Wine Week goes digital for 2020

Necessity is the mother of invention. That old adage has borne new fruit in the age of the pandemic. Wine producers around the world have taken to the Internet in order to not only sell their wine, but to hold ...

Wine of the Week: The Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvee 2016-$25

A carefully crafted blend of Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from some of the most favored vineyard blocks on Napa Valley’s storied Mount Veeder, The Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvee 2016 ($25) is a wine with layered complexity to ...

Wine of the Week: Ferrari-Carano, An historic Sonoma brand spreads its wings

Ferrari-Carano, the well-respected historic Dry Creek Valley winery, which is one of the original historic wineries of Sonoma County, is on its way to bigger and better things. In a record-setting deal, estimated to be at nearly a quarter of ...

Wine of the Week online series raises profile of Oakville, Napa Valley Wine Makers

Oakville is one of the most celebrated of wine districts within Napa Valley. Some of California's most famous coveted labels are located within its confines, most notably Robert Mondavi Vineyards. The other big names that you will recognize are Screaming ...

Italian Wine Fair Week-Online

Italian Wine Week is that country's biggest showcase in the United States to promote Italian wines in America. Each year, hundreds of producers descend on US soil for two days of tastings, seminars and food demonstrations to promote the best ...

Wine of the week: Sicily’s top winemakers online showcase in time for Memorial Day

Sicily is one of the most beautiful locales in all of Italy. The region has been declared a UNESCO protectorate and with its volcanic mountains, lush valleys and dramatic shorelines, it has some of the richest soil to create beautiful ...

Wine of the week: Prosecco DOC mounts international virtual tasting to highlight versatility

Five producers of Prosecco DOC region mounted a massive video outreach to the media to highlight the versatility of Italy's most popular sparkling wine. Arranged by Colangelo and Partners, who have, for the past ten years been the industry leaders ...

Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Passport At Home program

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, the nonprofit trade association that supports the state's craft beer industry, has announced the launch of Passport At Home, a program designed to celebrate and reward consumers for supporting Illinois craft breweries. Passport At Home ...

Wide World of Wine: Mionetto “Prestige” Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut-$13.99

Spring into the new season with Mionetto Prosecco DOC Brut ($13.99). Exceptionally versatile and appealing, this is a refreshing all-around sparkling Italian wine. With its light straw color and vivid yellow color and aromas of golden apples this wine gives ...

Wine of the Week: 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Gold Rush Red -$18.99

The Covid-19 virus lockdown has made us all a bit stir crazy, but, thankfully, the weather is heading for a spring thaw and there is ample opportunity for outdoor grilling. Also fortuitously, there is an abundance of fruit-forward, smoky, oak-aged ...

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