CHRISTOPHER'S BLOG

My Italians are Starting to Arrive! Mount Etna First Up.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate LOVES This! In Italy’s deep south, resting just off the toe of her “boot,” lies the Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily. Sicily’s eastern edge is home to Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes at just under 11,000 feet high. Mount Etna is not just active, it is volatile, frightening and quick to erupt. So why plant vineyards here? Furthermore, why … Continue reading My Italians are Starting to Arrive! Mount Etna First Up. »

Hot Wine Offer: 93 points & Under $18 “Sleeper of the Vintage”

Classic No-Brainer! Ninety-Three points is that threshold where things get serious, where a merely good wine becomes great – or at least something very special. It’s also where we generally find wines in the $30 and up range. Case in point, most of my favorite Castillon, Pomerol and Petite Chateaux in better vintages are reviewed at 93 points (sometimes higher) and START at $30 – Montlandrie and L’Enclos, … Continue reading Hot Wine Offer: 93 points & Under $18 “Sleeper of the Vintage” »