• Zeni Winery And The Bardolino Wine Museum

    The Wines Of Lake Garda

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 12th, 2017

    If you visit the Zeni Winery in Bardolino (Veneto) you will have the opportunity to visit a museum dedicated to the winemaking history of the region, plus, if you are adventurous, you can take an aromatic test to identify what you smell. Its all a lot of fun.

  • A Rose For All Seasons

    Young French Winemaker Mathilde Chapoutier

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 23rd, 2017

    With thousands of Roses on the market and with spring in the air, isn't it time to find a fitting Rose for summer and year round entertaining? I have.

  • Figaretto Is the Only Gravity-Fed Valpolicella

    Mauro Bustaggi Knows Winemaking

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 05th, 2017

    Great wines from the Valpolicella wine region begin with winemaker Mauro Bustaggi and his great gravity-fed winemaking skills.

  • Veneto's Cantine Tinazzi

    Valpolicella Shines

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 27th, 2017

    Tinazzi was founded in 1968, which is quite recent for a winery that produces over two million bottles of wine a year. Valpolicella shines on the vineyards 110 acres near Lake Garda in Veneto.

  • Mount Veeder Wines Invade La Quinta

    Thirteen Wineries Pour Iconic Wines on March 1

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 25th, 2017

    La Quinta Resort & Club will host thirteen wineries pouring their special wines at a wine tasting on March 1st from 3:30-6pm

  • Valpolicella's Villa San Carlo

    Top Of The Hill Vineyard's Terroir Driven Wines

    By: Philip S, Kampe - Feb 24th, 2017

    Great Valpolicella wines are made by the 60 acre, Villa San Carlo vineyard, located east of Verona, Italy. Proper growing conditions and a sustainable family operation make this small winery a consumer favorite.

  • Discover The Wines Of Georgia

    Unique Winemaking Style Ray Charles Didn't Sing About

    By: Philip S. Kampe & Maria Reveley - Feb 22nd, 2017

    Our pursuit of the Wines of Georgia reached its peak at an exclusive wine tasting in Manhattan, led by the over 40 wines that represented the unique style of Georgian winemaking.

  • Giorgi Samanishvili's Wines Of Georgia

    Georgia Is Home To 8000 Vintages

    Giorgio Samanishvili
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 20th, 2017

    Researchers believe that wine originated in the country of Georgia. The country has had over 8000 Vintages and over 500 indigenous grape varieties,

  • Sean Thackrey-Wine Genius

    The Timothy Leary Of Wine

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 08th, 2017

    Sean Thackrey is one of the most influential winemakers in the world. He is self-taught and bottled his first vintage in 1981. Based in Marin County California, Sean has been known as winemaker with a 'cult' following.After tasting his wines, one must agree.

  • Reasonably Priced Party Wines

    Quality and Price

    By: Philip S. kampe - Dec 24th, 2016

    My daily wines cost under $10 a bottle. They are also the wines that are used for parties at our house-both Holiday parties and non-Holiday parties.

  • Winemaking at Chateau De La Dauphine

    Great Wines At Reasonable Prices

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 18th, 2016

    Chateau de La Dauphine in Bordeaux offers wine tourism possibilities for all visitors, year round. Marion Merker heads the operation of this beautiful estate.

  • Intriguing Wines From D.O.Navarra, Spain

    Diversity Rules

    April Cullom & Robin Kelly O'Connor
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 15th, 2016

    Located in the 'Basque' country, the Navarra region is gaining recognition for producing superb wines at reasonable costs.

  • Spanish Garnacha is Affordable

    Wines at $10 a bottle

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 17th, 2016

    The Spanish grow tons of Garnacha grapes. The wines from the grapes are perfect, day to day wines, all at affordable prices. Some are as low as $8 a bottle on the shelf. Why not seek a bottle out from your local distributor?

  • Wines From Southwest France, Bordeaux's Alternative

    Great Wines At Affordable Prices

    By: Philip S. Kampe and Maria Reveley - Sep 14th, 2016

    The Wines from Southwest France are expressive and some are experimental. Located adjacent to Bordeaux, these wine are affordable, humble and convivial.

  • This Weekend: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

    Thirty Chefs And Hundreds Of Bottles Of Wine.

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 09th, 2016

    This is the sixteenth year of the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. Each year, more personalities and vendors jump on the bandwagon of this significant event in upstate New York. It's popularity attracts the northeast, with Manhattan only 2.5 hours away.

  • Superb Dining At Ruca Malen

    Argentine Local Cuisine Is Paired With World-Class Wine

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 25th, 2016

    Chef Lucas Bustos and Winemaker Pablo Cuneo of Ruca Malen Winery in Mendoza, Argentina have teamed up to make wine pairing easy. Their ever changing menu focuses on local cuisine is paired with wines that Pablo Cuneo makes. It's like a match made in heaven.

  • Bright Ideas Brewing at MoCA

    Last Call at 7 PM in North Adams

    By: Pit Bulls - Jul 23rd, 2016

    It seems like a win win. Bright Ideas Brewing offers uniqely crafted beer, ale and root beer in a high concept industrial space on the Mass MoCA campus. On every level from eccnetric hours, to noise levels and a flub on food it's time to rethink the business plan.

  • Prosecco Made For Your Mood

    Are You Black, Grey or White?

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jul 10th, 2016

    Whatever mood you are in, Zonin research has designed a Prosecco that fits your 'state of mind'

  • Bobal a Grape To Learn About

    Great Wines From Utie-Requena

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 25th, 2017

    The area near Valencia, Spain is rich in wine heritage. For over 2,500 years wines have been made. Due to the overpowering grape of Boba it has turned this region into a wine area that wine lovers appreciate.

  • Zacky's Features Casa Abril Selections

    Popular Wines Are Selling Out

    By: Philip S.Kampe - Apr 19th, 2017

    After a brief visit to Zacky's wine shop in Westchester, a salesperson sold me on these wines from Casa Abril selections.

  • Matilde Poggi Shines At La Fraghe Winery

    A Pioneer Winemaker From Lake Garda

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 09th, 2017

    A woman in a man's wine making world in the early 80's has been recognized as one of Lake Garda's best winemakers. The journey began in the 15th century in the Lake Garda region of Italy, only forty minutes from Verona.

  • Languedoc, A Land Of Diversity

    Quality Wines Exist In the Region

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 09th, 2017

    Languedoc ,in southern France, has gone from an over producer of bulk wine to a region thatcreates high quality wines with many blends that focus on grapes from the region.

  • Abbye de Valmagne: Languedoc's Homage To Wine

    Store Wine And Save A Monastery

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 06th, 2017

    Founded in 1138, the Abbye de Valmange, is still with us today, due to a miraculous idea. Save the monastery from destruction by using its large space for storing caskets of wine.

  • Wines of Chile: Pinot Noir On The Horizon

    Only 3% Of Chilean Wines Are Pinot Noir

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 05th, 2017

    Pinot Noir is a tough grape to grow. Rot and disease are enemies of this clone. Only cool climates, like Oregon, Washington and France, specifically Burgundy, have success with Pinot Noir. Now, cool climate Chile, mainly in the Casablanca region is tackling this grape with initial success.

  • Alves de Sousa's Portuguese Wines

    Five Generations Of Perfection

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 01st, 2017

    Alves de Sousa grows their own grapes and experiments with blends. Father Domingos is a wine legend. He has passed the reigns to son, Tiago, who holds family tradition in wine making sacred. The results are clear.

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