Archive for 'Italian Wine'

Barolo Bodies Forth

When I was one-and-twenty I heard a wise man say, Barolo is the king of wines, & wine of kings: hooray. Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year, And those that are must might’ly strive To keep its memory bright and clear. –Col. Pesto In other words, Barolo has […]

Paddy and Pazzo: Double Cause for Celebration

Well, yes, we are late here at PWP, but we have excus-es, as usual: a] we have two holidays to deal with, b] although they are called days we celebrate them here as months and c] the dog ate our homework. So here’s the deal: March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, a.k.a. St. Pat’s and […]

Valentine Wines: When Beauty Whispers Low Thou Must the Youth Replies I Can

“In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love” may be Tennyson’s most famous line, but his timing is suspect. For one thing, the British poet laureate came late to pitching woo, be-ing a ripe 27 before making cow eyes at his beloved and 41(!) by the time he married her. […]

Chianti, Ma Non Classico

Also riding the value train these days is Chianti, trailing confusion for more than a few consumers. (It’s Italian, remember?) With Chianti and Chianti Classico, confusion follows as the night the day. Chianti’s very name seems like shorthand, as Cab and Cabernet are for Cabernet Sauvignon. Moreover, Chianti Classico rules the shelves while the other […]