Continuing on the Wine Trail, part 5

with Rick and Mary Homer OUR BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO WINE EXPERIENCE CONTINUES: PODERE LE RIPI (Montalcino) (www.podereleripi.it) (tel:  +39 0577 835641)   It is truly an adventure (and at times a little scary) getting to this winery . . .  but if you have the chance to get there, you should!  Please be sure to phone […]

Continuing on the Wine Trail, part 4

with Rick and Mary Homer   OUR BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO WINE EXPERIENCE: For those of you unfamiliar with Brunello, you may be interested to know:  Brunello di Montalcino is a red DOCG Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 80 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. […]

Continuing on the Wine Trail, part 3

with Rick and Mary Homer Part 3 As we continued our drive winding through the Chianti region, the third winery we visited was: AZIENDA AGRICOLA ALTIERO Via San Cresci 58 – Loc. Montefioralle 50022 Greve, Chianti Italy Tel: +39 055 853780 E-mail: info@altieroinchianti.it Website: http://www.altieroinchianti.it/contacts/ Altiero in Chianti is another smaller family-run winery. Paolo Baldini […]

Continuing on the Wine Trail, part 2

…with Rick and Mary Homer   As we continued our drive winding through the Chianti region, the second winery we visited was: AZIENDA AGRICOLA MONTEFIORALLE Via Montefioralle 49 Greve, Chianti, 50022 Italy tel: +39 055 853 538 E-mail: info@montefioralle.wine Website: www.montefioralle.wine Facebook.com/montefioralle Azienda Agricola Montefioralle is a small family-run Chianti Classico winery. The vineyards, the […]

Wine Trails – Vigna Maggio

Rick Homer and I were recently in the Chianti region of Italy where we had the fortunate opportunty to taste some of the Chianti region’s better wines. Our first stop on this adventure was to: VIGNA MAGGIO Via Petriolo 5, Greve in Chianti, 50022 Tel: +39 055 854661 website: www.vignamaggio.com Vigna Maggio is a large […]

Guide to Reidel Stemware

♫ You say “tom – at – ooh” . . . I say “tom – ate – oh” You say “Rye – dell” . . . I say “Ree – dle” Tom – at – ooh . . . “tom – ate – oh” “Rye – dell” . . . “Ree – dle” Let’s learn […]