Barbaresco
Barbaresco Discovery:  De Forville

Barbaresco Discovery: De Forville

I really didn’t know much about the De Forville Barbaresco before purchasing a bottle, which was fairly priced and highly recommended, but I am kicking myself a bit for not doing my usual routine of buying two bottles, as this is great stuff.  And I should have known as much as it is a Neal...
Nebbiolo & Pizza:  A Match Made in Heaven

Nebbiolo & Pizza: A Match Made in Heaven

For everything that everyone says about their favorite meals, fine dining, and all that, at the end of the day there really is noting better than a good pizza.  And pizza tends to be even better when you make it yourself.  My buddy Kevin and I fancy ourselves to be a couple of pretty serious...
Produttori Nebbiolos:  Barbaresco & Carema

Produttori Nebbiolos: Barbaresco & Carema

I have been thinking about these two Nebbiolo wines for many months now.  I have tried each wine at least a couple of times, and I am reflecting on this great thing called Nebbiolo, the grape which is used to make them.  We have for consideration two very fine, and relatively affordable, examples.  One hails...
Dinner (and some killer wine) @ Pizzeria Otto

Dinner (and some killer wine) @ Pizzeria Otto

I recently dined with a few friends at one of my favorite restaurants here in New York, Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Otto.  The place has a great casual vibe and the antipasti, pizza, and gelati are not only amazing, but reasonably priced.  They also have a totally sick Italian wine list, which we of course taped...