Posts tagged "Sangiovese"
Monteraponi Chianti:  why it's like Burgundy, only better.

Monteraponi Chianti: why it’s like Burgundy, only better.

Monteraponi is not only one of the most up and coming estates in Chianti, but one of the finest.  The estate run by Michele Braganti located in Radda in Chianti has been in the family since 1974 but Michele only began making wine in 2003.  And in the span of a decade Monteraponi has quickly...
A Tuscan Wine Dinner & The Meaning of Life

A Tuscan Wine Dinner & The Meaning of Life

If there is one thing I have learned about wine it’s that wine drunk alone can only be good.  To be great it must be drunk with others.  This proved true on a recent night when friends new and old came together for a Tuscan wine dinner at Aurora in Brooklyn.  I had tried a...
Monteraponi - Classic Chainti Classico

Monteraponi – Classic Chainti Classico

I am not sure if I find more great wines randomly or by recommendation?  Case in point, Monteraponi.  I have been discovering some hidden gems in unexpected places as of late.  These wonderful discoveries have yielded a few life altering wines like Monteraponi.  The 2008 Monteraponi Chianti Classico Riserva is one of the best bottles...
Fattoria di Felsina & Real Deal Chainti Classico

Fattoria di Felsina & Real Deal Chainti Classico

Chianti often gets ignored in the short list of great Italian wines.  Especially with Brunello di Montalcino sitting nearby.  But there is something inherent to the best Chianti’s that really speaks to a real sense of Italianess.  The wines of Felsina have always embodied that to me.  I am not sure if anyone else out...
Checking in on Chianti:  Guess Who's Back!

Checking in on Chianti: Guess Who’s Back!

Chainti don’t get the love it deserves.  Though the wicker basket, spaghetti and meatballs days may be long gone, there is still not a lot of love out there for what might be Italy’s signature wine.  And while my heart may lie further north, there is no denying the place of a good bottle of...
Montevertine 2004 Sangiovese at Diner Restaurant, Williamsburg

Montevertine 2004 Sangiovese at Diner Restaurant, Williamsburg

My good friend and fellow wine lover Vanessa was in town from London this week and she came out to visit us in Williamsburg and see our son Wylie.  After he went to bed, Vanessa and I went around the corner to Diner, (which quintessentially represents the neighborhood I think), as I wanted Van to...