Grappa

    GRAPPA !

    … that wineries in Southern Italy have their grape pomace (vinaccia in Italian) turned into grappa. He said the grappa was first called acqua vita, water of life, and the people of Trentino have always embraced the art of distillation. There are 45 distilleries that produce grappa in Italy. An Italian wine producer will send his pomace to one of these…

    5 readers - By Charles Scicolone on Wine

    Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007

    … all their attention to after dinner drinks. Sonoma Valley Portworks makes sherry, grappas, and wine-infused vinegars in addition to port. The typical list in their tasting room includes a sampling of everything but the grappa. Which means I need to work on getting them to offer grappa tastings too! Co-owner Caryn Reading did our pouring, and she…

    5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Cassinelli Winery & Vineyards, Church Hill, MD – July 13th, 2014

    …Maryland, day two. My sincere apologies that it took two months to cover a two day road trip. Come to think of it, it may be a good incentive to live each day to the fullest and extend the good times. Or something like that. Enough rambling. Cassinelli Winery is located south of Chestertown on Rt. 213 in the heart of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. When…

    5 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

    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…

    By Tom's Wine Line