Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

Snowed in with a (not yet so) Super Tuscan

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Italy, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, Sangiovese | No Comments »

I live in the mountains. I can't imagine living anywhere else to be honest. Beaches are not my thing. Neither are cities (though I visit them often and see their charm, especially when it comes to finding good eats.) One ...

Super Tuscan, lives up to its name, finally.  Cameron Hughes Lot 374

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cellar Treasures, Italy, Merlot, Sangiovese | No Comments »

   Cameron Hughes Lot 374, 2007 Super Tuscan.  I've had this wine in my cellar since it arrived back in 2009 or so. Originally I had three bottles, and as is my wont, one of them was likely consumed soon after arrival. ...

Deep Dish Sicilian: Cameron Hughes Lot 315. 2009 Nero d’Avola.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Italy, Odds, Ends & Blends, Uncategorized | No Comments »

   No mafia or Godfather jokes will appear in this post. I promise.  A cellar treasure that has been resting in my basement for quite a while, I pulled this one randomly two nights ago. Upon opening it was still tannic and ...

Life in the Wine-ness Protection Program

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 Posted in Cheap and Red, Italy, Unknown! | No Comments »

Some business travel recently had me in, of all places, Elkhart, Indiana for one night. It was a dark and stormy night to be exact. One of those midwestern dark-sky, thunder and lightning, pressure so low you feel underwater even ...

Fortissimo!

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 Posted in Cheap and Red, Italy, Odds, Ends & Blends, Unknown! | No Comments »

This wine was on sale at a local wine merchant I occasionally drop into near my office. It is a 2005 Zenato Valpolicella "Superiore". I know absolutely nothing about Italian wines, so I can not provide you with much data ...

Pillage & Plunder!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Chile, Italy | 1 Comment »

The Vinagoth had some business to do in the big city today and stopped by a big wine merchant afterwards. I packed the passenger seat of my car with numerous bottles of Cheap Red Wine! Said treasures are being dragged ...