I have a group of good friends that love wine (thank goodness), and they are gracious enough to hang out with me on the second Thursday of the month so I can test out recipes and wines on them. I know it’s a lot to ask, but they somehow push through and show up each month. They are my “beta testers” and give me most excellent feedback on recipes and on wines I’ve selected for tastings or my wine clubs. This month it started out as “hey, come over and drink this wine with me” which turned into “hey, I have this bottle of Barolo we should try” which then turned into “hey, let’s make pizza and drink Italian wine.” That’s how we roll around here on the second Thursday of the month. (more…)
I love a great Lambrusco but whenever I mention the wine to folks, I always get a strange look. If you were born pre-1970 you think I’m talking about the horrific Riunite wine that flooded the market in the 70’s and 80’s. If you were born post-1970 you have no idea what I’m talking about.
The sweet Lambrusco that flooded the American market in the 1970’s and 80’s such as Riunite, has given the wine a less than stellar reputation. The good news is, quality Lambrusco is making its way back on the shelves and I’m doing my part to share the message that this wine is legit. (more…)