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  • The Magic of Mt. Etna

    Mt. Etna is located in northeastern Sicily in the province of Catania. Viticulture on the lower slopes of Mt. Etna dates back millennia. We live, however, in...


  • Top Frappato and Cerasuolo di Vittoria Picks

    As much as I am enamored with Frappato (it is a delightfully happy wine), I am even more impressed with Cerasuolo di Vittoria. I never would have guessed...


  • Grilling with Frappato and Cerasuolo di Vittoria

    I’ve got grilling on my mind. Yes, we’re all talking about grilling and I’m talking about pairing wine with your grilled food. You expected that,...


  • Etna Nerello Blends

    These wines, generally from the Etna region, were blind tasted during my recent visit to Sicily. For several reasons Etna is proving to be one of the most...


  • More Etna Nerello Blends

    2009 Palari Faro Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio Nocera and other indigenous varieties, $50 - Candied herbs on the nose with a little compost and loamy...


  • 20 More Nero d'Avolas to Try

    2008 Feudo Maccari Saia Nero d’Avola, $30: Woody and raw on the nose, with a harshness that obscures attractive spice and herb tones. A touch of rounded...


  • Nero d'Avola Roundup

    Nero d’Avola has been Sicily’s gateway grape for that past several years. Truth is, winemakers are planting Nero d’Avola willy-nilly to try and get in...


  • Wine 101 - Sicily

    Having just returned from a visit to Sicily, I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce you to some of the island’s great wines. Truth is, I...


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