Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Honors Tradition and New Style

It’s good to get my heart pounding occasionally, right?  Stretch beyond my comfort zone a bit.  Try something that might result in failure. My heart-pounding moment happened in Raleigh, North Carolina a few weeks ago, in a room full of wine professionals including four Master Sommeliers (there are only about 250 Master Somms in...

Santa Margherita Prosecco Celebrates Independence Day

I did fly my flag on July 4th. That’s probably the most traditional thing I did on our nation’s celebration of Independence. I didn’t grill a burger.  I didn’t go to a parade. I did, however, go to a big Farmer’s Market where we purchased farm-grown vegetables, bakery-made breads and shimmering fruit tarts.  We...

Ca’Momi Cabernet Meets the New Grill

Here is my confession…I have never touched the grill at my house.  Not once. But the arrival of a new grill brought excitement to the entire household, especially to the One Who Grills. Friends stopped by, a new gas line was run, beers were poured! The day of the grill’s maiden voyage brought lots of summer...