Fiano – Mastroserio

A beautiful white wine done as her twin Italian sister Fiano d’Avelino with a tropical bouquet and nuances of caramel sauce drizzled over a tart tatin. The golden wine from Fair Play California has an amazing complexity in the palate where chopped wood flavors is beautifully engaged with mineralty and acidity.  The finish is slightly…

Andis Wines Winery of the Year

Opened in November of 2010, Andis Wines brings a modern and fresh approach to Amador County’s winemaking region. Our focus: seeking out the best vineyards in the Sierra Foothills to craft delicious wines with balance, character, complexity and varietal correctness. Using both traditional and innovative winemaking approaches (have you tried wine aged in concrete?), Andis…

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Yes is DRC,  one of the most expensive wine in the world,  but I don’t know if is the best of it.  Spending 20k or more for a bottle sounds a little too ridiculous.   Romanée-Conti vineyard is one of the top Premier Cru in Burgundy together with La Tache. The soil is mostly iron…

Dinner, Wine and a Comic Movie.

My weekends usually are on Mondays. Working in this industry you have to be on duty when others are having fun and I kinda  like it. I am off  while everyone is working and I love my peace. Fortunately, do not have to experience the crazy weekends. Is not that I am old, no at all, just too…

From Antonio Galloni – 2005 Barolo: A Dark Horse Emerges

Two thousand five has never been a vintage of obvious across the board greatness in Barolo as it was in both Burgundy and Bordeaux, its two closest global peers. The weather was much more challenging, which, among other things, made the wines hard to read at the outset. Now, at ten years of age, the…

These 10 road trips boast wonderful sips

Not long ago, the fun-loving website Thrillist asked a bunch of wine authorities to recommend the country’s best wine regions to visit. The resulting rundown was enthusiastic and thoughtful, and prompted me to come up with my own suggestions in hopes they will be as helpful. My selection is qualified in two ways: The regions…