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Santa Cristina 2006

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Santa Cristina 2006 Toscana 90% Sangiovese 10% Merlot

RATING: Share with Friends
Here I go writing about Italian wines again but if you are at all familiar with my Wine Quests, you know I get to Italy quite a bit! At least through my wine glass. This is another wine I just really enjoy personally [...]

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Tags: Great $10 Reds · Italian Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Are Brats Best Burnt? Oh Well, There’s Chianti!

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Ruffino Il Leo Chianti Superiore 2006

Rating: Serve Proudly to Guests
Grilling is an interesting way to cook for others and entertain them at the same time.  Though fairly easy with experience, even simple dining choices can cause some preparation purgatory.  Example, some like their grill-fare rare, some like it medium and some like well done.  (except [...]

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Tags: Cooking With Good Cheap Wines · Great $10 Reds · Italian Wines · Ruffino

A Great $7.99 Chianti. Thank you Trader Joes

May 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Giordano D’Aquino Chianti Riserva 2003 paid $7.99


Ranking: Serve Proudly to Guests!
What Others Say:  from With a vinous bouquet of good intensity that refines with aging, a Riserva is barrel-aged at least two years. It consists of a full, dry, slightly tannic, harmonious flavor and is best served with grilled meats, game and seasoned cheeses. [...]

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Tags: D'Aquino Tuscany · Great $10 Reds · Italian Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

The Pope, White Wine and Catholic Coffee

April 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Being educated in the Catholic school environment creates unique images about the Pope. At 6 or 7 years old you think of the Pope as somewhat mystical surrounded by clouds and floating inches above the floor from place to place. There is just such a reverence and aura that comes with the job. When the [...]

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Tags: Great $10 Whites · Italian Wines · Mystic Monks Coffee · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Feudo Zirtari Sicilian Rosso 2004

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Feudo Zirtari Sicilian Rosso 2004 $7.99

RATING: Serve to friends!
What I thought: I love Italian wines. Why? Less substance than affection probably. I used to travel to Italy twice a year on business (that does jade me a bit) [...]

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