Fried Chicken and Sparkling wine…Does the pairing live up to the hype?

I’ve heard how legendary a champagne style wine paired with fried chicken can be but I’ve been dying to try it for myself. This last weekend, I decided since I had a half bottle of sparkling left, this would be as good of a time as any! So after work, I drove to the closestContinue reading “Fried Chicken and Sparkling wine…Does the pairing live up to the hype?”

Retsina-I’m trying it so you don’t have to!

I know I’ve been a bit quiet for the last week or so! The reason for this is that I’ve been studying for an upcoming 5 week course I’ve enrolled in. Tonight, while reading today’s section on Eastern Mediterranean wine producing countries, I came across the wine Retsina. What is Retsina? We will get toContinue reading “Retsina-I’m trying it so you don’t have to!”

Azienda Agricola F. Tornatore Etna Rosso, 2017

I was too young, a mere 26, when I traveled to Italy. On the trip, I enjoyed far more beer than wine but I dearly wish I knew I was so close to this winery as I stood on the south slope in the lava flows. The Tornatore family has been in the winemaking industryContinue reading “Azienda Agricola F. Tornatore Etna Rosso, 2017”