Valpolicella, Valpolicella…Sorry I just love saying that.   Valpolicella is a viticultural zone outside of Verona Italy.  Three grapes are usually used to make the red wine known as Valpolicella…there I said it again…Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinera.


The Allegrini family has been making wine since the 16th century.  All of that knowledge and history are all wrapped up in this bottle.  The bouquet overflows with cherry, pepper and violet.  The senses are immediately intrigued by the complexity.   Once the juice hits your taste buds…..well let’s just say, “All Hell Breaks Loose.”   Your mind is racing trying to determine all of the flavors, your mouth is watering and your body is begging for more.  Shaking like an addict in withdrawal you raise the glass and  give in to the hedonistic pleasures that await.  The full bodied, rich and velvet texture coats and soothes the tongue.  Savoring the liquid you become aware of the fresh fruit with slight herbal notes.  The slight tannins give you that little pucker and of course that need for more, I am hooked.

Enjoy this delicious wine with light red meats and traditional Italian.

And It’s less than 15$



Horse Heaven Hill continues to produce some of the most elegant wines of this generation. The Hills are a long range of high, rolling hills just inside Klickitat, Yakima and Benton counties in Washington. Washington state is usually thought of as cool, rainy climate. HHH is actually one of the driest and warmest areas in the North East. The AVA is known for producing fine quality wines, the Cabernet can range from juicy, ripe jammy to dry, tannic powerhouses.

Andrew Browne -winemaker has produced this fine specimen to honor his family name.

The 2015 Cabernet HHH is elegant, juicy and jammy. Big notes of Black Cherry lead off. Your mouth begins to water immediately. Rich and velvety with spice lingering on the end. So GOOOD. Once again I have hit Nirvana. May I just sit here and contemplate each sip of this perfect wine. Enjoying this wine is like admiring a Monet or Renoir while listening to a Beethoven or Mozart.

Enjoy $$

This is a fantastic wine from DNA vineyards, Dry Creek, Sonoma county.  The winemaker is Sarah Bailey.

A soft elegant wine, a beauty in a bottle.  Highly concentrated and full of rich suppleness.   A buxom beauty with so much character.  Smooth and rich like a fine piece of chocolate, or a Cafe au Lait from New Orleans.  The aromas that emanate from the depths of the bottle remind me so much of a wonderful country kitchen.  Coffee, cassis, roasting nuts and of course all that chocolate.  If you close your eyes you can probably smell the baking bread too.

The juice journeys down your throat, take a deep breath and enjoy the nectar.  Oh the rich liquid, your eyes spontaneously close as you savor the forbidden fruit.  Plum, blackberry jam, coffee and that rich dark Swiss chocolate, coats your soul as you give in to the pleasure.  The soft tannins, elegant and fascinating just make your body tingle with delight at the thought of more to come.  Your mouth is already watering and begging for more.


Just look at this beauty.