The Rising Importance of Wines From Sicily

There are a number of things that make Sicily such a unique place in the world.

1) it has been a strategic crossroads of the western world for 2,500 years;

2) there is evidence that that Mycenaean traders cultivated grapes in the Aeolian Islands as early as 1,500 B.C. and that wine has been embedded in the Sicilian culture since that time

3) nowhere else in the world have Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, Germans, Spanish, Italians and the British left their own unique impressions on the culture and the landContinue Reading..


How I Met Two of My Favorite Wines

I’m often asked what my favorite wine is. That is kind of like asking a mother who her favorite child is. Wrong, on so many levels. In all honestly, I probably haven’t even tasted it yet. But I do have some wines that I go back to over and over again. Each vintage is a bit different due to climate variation, but delicious nonetheless.Continue Reading..