#Winestudio – Week 4; A Taste Of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze

Last month I participated in the #winestudio Conegliano-Valdobbiadene (“CV”)program.  The program was about painting a picture of the history, terroir and people associated with this Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G zone.     This is the fourth of four posts about the CV program.  You’ll find links to the previous weeks below: Week 1, held October 3rd was an overview of…

#Winestudio – Week 3; A Taste Of Conegliano Valdobbiadene – Methodo Classico and Col Fòndo

During the month of October, I’m participating in the #winestudio Conegliano-Valdobbiadene (“CV”)program.   The  four-week program features a region, that until last year, I was unfamiliar with. While attending  the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference, I attended a session put on by the Consortium of Italian Wine and Food.  One of the wines, I tried was a Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco…

#Winestudio – Week 1; A Taste of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

During the month of October, I’m participating in the #Winestudio Conegliano Valdobbiadene program.  The  four-week program features a region, that until last year, I was unfamiliar with. While attending  the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference, I attended a session put on by the Consortium of Italian Wine and Food.  One of the wines, I tried was…

T.G.I.F. Champagne And The Like…NV Mionetto Cartizze Prosecco

I drink more than my fair share of sparkling wine.  By my count, last year I enjoyed 50-60 bottles of sparkling wine.  Which type of sparkling wine I chose is driven by my mood, the food, and my budget.  I tend to like Cava, and Prosecco for my “weeknight” sparklers, while enjoying more expensive sparkling…

T.G.I.F. Champagne and the like…NV Conte di Santa Chiara Prosecco

It’s Prosecco for my weekly bubbly tasting this week.  I picked this up on a whim from K&L Wine Merchants.  The price was certainly right at $8.99, and it had quite a few favorable staff reviews. And I’ve had good success with wines from K&L  that had at least 5 favorable staff reviews.  Here’s one…

Wine Of The Week: NV Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Rosé

My wine of the week for March 17-23 is the NV Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Rosé.  Franciacorta, refers both to the territory, located in the Lombardy region of Italy, and the sparkling wine produced from grapes grown within the boundaries of the territory.  Since 1995, Franciacorta has had DOCG status, the highest echelon of Italian wine…

Sparkling Wine Smackdown…Ten Sparklers; One Winner!

The most recent meeting of the Pacific Pointe Wine Tasting Club (“PPWTC”) was all about bubbly.  It also happened to be the 2nd anniversary of the PPWTC.  It was a great night of bubbly, food, and friends.   It’s been most is gratifying to experience the growth, and evolution of our wine club, and its members. I…