Category: Italian Wine

How to Create a Personal Wine Cellar

In Italy wine cellars are everywhere, some are simple others are elaborate, some date back centuries others are modern and full of technology.  In America the idea of a wine cellar seems somewhat distant, reminiscent of the old world. Most wine enthusiasts would never consider an actual wine cellar as even being a possibility, settling […]

Is a Wine Rack or Wine Cooler Best?

Wine racks are a great and beautiful way to store your wine. When a wine rack is installed properly in the right environment it can help to conserve your wine and age it properly.  Wine racks are also a great way to showcase your wine and add a nice decoration to any room. If you […]

Reasons to Buy a Wine Cooler

Wine has been around and enjoyed for thousands of years, in contrast wine cooler refrigerators are a recent invention. Many think of wine coolers as optional or non necessary items, others swear by them and think everyone should have a wine cooler in their home. This article will explain in a neutral way why wine […]

Understand the Basics to Wine Pairing

It’s no secret that a glass of wine can change its’ flavor and adapt to its’ surroundings, or that the food we eat can either drastically improve the wine that we drink or take away from its grandeur.    WINE PAIRING The secret is how can you combine the right wine with the right food. How to […]

In Vino Veritas

The expression in vino veritas comes from the Romans. It is still widely used in Italy today and refers in a humorous way to the fact that we speak our mind after a glass or two. It isn’t uncommon to see an Italian raise his glass with a smile and say “in vino veritas” after […]

Home Made Wine: An Italian Tradition!

I think all Italians & Italian Americans alike have fond memories of their grandfather making his own wine. The sparkle in his eye as he presented it to others and his pride when he made a particularly good batch. The art of winemaking seemed to have been disappearing, however, it is making quite a comeback! […]