Posts tagged "Nero d’Avola"
Italian Extremes:  Produttori Carema + COS

Italian Extremes: Produttori Carema + COS

In a recent fit of Italian inspiration I devised to try wines from opposite ends of Italy.  From the North, I chose a favorite from Produttori Carema, grown in the foothills of the Alps.  And I went as far south as I could to Sicily, with a bottle of COS Pithos.  Now, these are two...
COS Nero di Lupo 2009 + Sicilian Dreaming

COS Nero di Lupo 2009 + Sicilian Dreaming

I continue to dream of Sicily every time I taste wines from COS.  My roots run back to Sicily on my mother’s side with my great grand parent having immigrated to America, and having come through Ellis Island some time in the last century.  One always hears of how magical Sicily can be, and it...
Occhipinti SP68 & an Explanation on Natural/Bio/Organic

Occhipinti SP68 & an Explanation on Natural/Bio/Organic

When you’re wrong, you’re wrong.  And I can admit as much.  I had been one of the only ones to not fall in love immediately with Arriana Occhipinti’s SP68.  This was a slow build.  But it has culminated in true love.  Not just hearing everyone and their mother banging on about Occhipiniti wines, I had...
Vini Siciliani

Vini Siciliani

Having recently finished an excellent book on the wine scene in Sicily, I can’t get it out of my mind.  Maybe also because of some of the excellent Sicilian wines experienced on the LA adventure, or perhaps that my family roots run to Sicily on my mother’s side.  I have always wanted to go there,...