A Walk On The Wild Side; 2012 Sandro Fay Costa Bassa and Pasta con Finocchietto Selvatico

My wife and I enjoy walking in our neighborhood.  Over the course of the past few weeks, each time we walked past this particular empty lot not from where we live, our olfactory senses was overwhelmed by fresh herbal aromas that hinted of licorice.  It looked like fennel to me.   And that’s what it…

Wine of the Day: 2014 Josetta Saffirio Langhe Nebbiolo

2014 Josetta Saffirio Langhe Nebbiolo; A harmonious blend of Nebbiolo and Merlot offering very good value! This wine, from the Langhe DOC, is a blend of 85% Nebbiolo, and 15% Merlot.  The grapes are sourced from the  Comune of Monforte d’Alba where the predominant soil type is ‘Elveziano’, which is best described as marine deposits showing…