Posts tagged "Calabretta"
Exploring Etna:  Calabretta 2000 Rosso

Exploring Etna: Calabretta 2000 Rosso

My love of Sicilian wines is well documented, and I readily admit to some serious bias for Sicilian wines as I have family roots back to the island, namely to the area of Messina.  And wine has been in our family history, as it has in the family history of many Italian American’s, with my...
Top 10 Wines of 2011.

Top 10 Wines of 2011.

Okay, well forget top ten, let’s make it a baker’s dozen while we’re at it.  No particular order, I will just list them youngest to oldest according to vintage.  There are some reds, some young, some old, a white, a rosé, and even a non vintage number.  Just wines that kept me thinking throughout the...
Wines From the Fringe:  Dettori & Calabretta

Wines From the Fringe: Dettori & Calabretta

The last two sentences on the back label of Dettori wines is one of the coolest statements on the wine in the bottle ever/anywhere.  A big F*** You.  They don’t care if you like the wine.  I so love that, and their wines, it reads:  “Sorry, but we don’t follow the market, we produce wines...
Real Men Drink Rosé.  Aged Rosé!

Real Men Drink Rosé. Aged Rosé!

While I would like to try and put aged rosé into words, I cannot.  I happen to really like rosé wines (a bit of an admission for some guys), but aged rosé is something of a white unicorn.  Very, very rare.  Mythical in fact.  There are really, maybe, only a handful of folks out there...