Month: January 2017

Sancerre: Celebration of Saint-Vincent and the new vintage.

Saint-Vincent is the traditional patron Saint of wine-growers.  The celebration of St. Vincent Day happened in Sancerre last week. It is a tradition in the Sancerre which begins with a great Mass in the presence of the Bishop of Bourges. He blessed the winegrowers to protect them and help them in their task. It was a great celebration offered by the beloved local Bishop, … Read More Sancerre: Celebration of Saint-Vincent and the new vintage.

Cooking the perfect steak and matching it to Rocca Wines of Napa Valley

Would you like to taste the wine?

Would you like to taste the wine? When I go to a restaurant, I usually order wine, preferably a full bottle.  When the wine is finally opened and presented, the vast amount of wait-staff personnel will ask prior to serving: “Would you like to taste the wine?”  There is a much preferred way to present the wine by the waitperson. The person, who is … Read More Would you like to taste the wine?

Bubbles, and more bubbles! Make mine BORTOLIN Prosecco DOCG!

Life is too short!  Enjoy the BEST! ~ BORTOLIN Prosecceo DOCG ~ Not all Prosecco producers make Prosecco the same! They are not all the same in taste, quality, nor tradition. They are not all designated DOCG  (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita is the highest classification for Italian wines. It denotes controlled (controllata) production methods and guaranteed (garantita) wine quality.) They do not … Read More Bubbles, and more bubbles! Make mine BORTOLIN Prosecco DOCG!

Italys’ VALENTINA wines are the popular choice of NYC restaurants!

Valentina wines remain the choice of many premium NYC restaurants. Produced in Italy, Valentina Pinot Grigio and Montalpulciano d’Abbruzzo are available in cork-finished 750ml. and 1.5 liter sizes.  Aggressively priced for profitability for the resellers.  Price-approachable for everyday enjoyment by consumers too. So for distributors seeking an aggressively priced wine line for fast-track sales, Tenuta de Valentina wines should be your choice. Or a … Read More Italys’ VALENTINA wines are the popular choice of NYC restaurants!