Grappa

  • Grappa anyone?

    … head to toe. Quite psychedelic. Seeing all the skins reminds me that Vinomaker's friend, Sky King, usually pesters us to make a grappa from the pomace. Too much trouble I say and it couldn't really be legally called grappa if produced in the USA. What would I call it? No matter, it's not going to happen. Besides, I'm not a grappa drinker anyway…

    Vinsanityin Cabernet Sauvignon -
  • Autumn Cocktails with Nonino Grappa

    … the glass in the merlot distillate, and distinctly yellow flower and warm hay aromas for the chardonnay. Nonino’s first monovarietal, picolit, remains my favorite. The Gioiello, their honey distillate made from acacia honey, too carries trademark flavors of autumn. It’s a beautifully nutty, forest floral aromatic that’s both warming, and spiced…

    Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviewsin Merlot Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • GRAPPA !

    … I like grappa. I often drink it after a nice meal as a way to relax and to help me to digest. I put a few drops in my espresso, for what Italians call caffè corretto. I drizzle grappa on my lemon granita and other flavored ices and even have it with chocolate. A number of years ago Michele and I wrote and article for Gourmet Magazine called…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Winein Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Let Us Now Praise After-Dinner Drinks

    …I know summer is not supposed to be the time for thinking about, much less consuming, brandies, but I can’t help it: I’m addicted. For me, nothing completes an enjoyable dinner as well as a fine digestivo – or digestif, if you prefer. Whichever you call it, those names indicate exactly what that little tot…

    Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line -