Sampling Wine Bars (Enoteca) in Rome

Enoteca is an Italian word derived from old Greek that literally means, wine repository. The old tradition of the enoteca was created to give visitors to Italy’s many regions a chance to taste the local wines at cheap prices before buying. Today, most enotecas are independently owned and operated just like any other bar or restaurant. However, the traveling wine lover will be pleasantly...

Five Weird Ways Prohibition Still Exists Today

This great story by Angela Logomasini is reposted from Learn Liberty – a great free society website. See their post with images here. You would think that more than 80 years after the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition, policymakers would have eliminated senseless restrictions on the sale of wine, beer, and spirits. Unfortunately, it isn’t so: state alcohol regulations carry on Prohibition’s legacy to this...

Understanding the Solera Process

When you read about Sherry and Brandy de Jerez you will undoubtedly encounter the term Solera. Increasingly we also seeing solera on the labels of others spirits such as Rum. Also, Italy’s famous Balsamic vinegar – the good versions – are aged in a similar process. A solera is a unique aging method that blends younger wines or spirits with older in order to...

A Sparkling Wine Primer

Bubbly is welcomed on any day and at any hour. If you are waiting for a special occasion to enjoy a glass of bubbly you need to make some serious life changes today! Bubbly can make any day feel like a celebration and I can’t imagine kicking off a dinner with friends without bubbly. Of course, many will continue to associate bubbly with weddings,...

Exploring Rhone Wine Varietals

The New World wines inspired by the great wines from France’s Rhone region have earned a loyal following. Syrah and Viognier used to get all of the attention but adventurous wine lovers are discovering that there is so much more from the Rhone that is worth knowing. With that said, Viognier and Syrah clearly rule the roost. Acres of Viognier outpace the sum of...

An Italian Wine Primer

If I were forced to drink wines from just one nation for the rest of my days I would without hesitation choose the wines of Italy. Luckily, I don’t have to make such a choice but if I were forced the decision would be as easy one. The wines of Italy are incredibly diverse in every respect. If you like wine, there is an...

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