Back in mid-2016 we connected via Twitter with The Vinum, an Italian winery located in the small town of Ortona in the Abruzzo wine region. As it turns out, my husband was planning a surprise Europe trip for the two of us and he arranged for us (to my total surprise) to meet the husband … Continue reading Stunning Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC
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The ability of social media to connect people across countries and continents has several very powerful proof points for us. One of these proof points is a seemingly random "like" and "follow" that we received after one of our tweets in the summer of 2016. We do not remember what the particular tweet was, but … Continue reading Meet our winemakers: The Vinum
You’ve heard the old joke, right? Q: How do you make a small fortune in the wine business? A: You start with a large fortune and lose some of it. A clear sign of our dubious sanity is our decision to become wine importers and online retailers, despite not starting with a large fortune. Today … Continue reading Making a small fortune in the wine business
This headline should make some of you happy, at least momentarily. And it is true - this will be a short post. We just wanted to link to a blog posted by our friends T Dracaena Wines. Not only are they super people, they make great wine. Here's a link to their blog post, which … Continue reading This will be our shortest post ever
The relatively tiny hamlet of Yountville in Napa Valley (population roughly 3,000) is home to some truly spectacular restaurants, including one with the coveted three Michelin stars and another with one Michelin star. Among the remaining restaurants, there are several run by well-known celebrity chefs. The San Francisco Chronicle's well-regarded food critic included 6 Yountville restaurants among the … Continue reading Like Nonna’s cooking. If Nonna was a world-class chef.