Tag Archives: Italian Wine

Occasional Cookbook Reviews – Pinot, Pasta, and Parties by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino

One of the hooks for selling books by well-known people is that the authors themselves give brand recognition.  Especially for celebrity cookbooks.  I’m sure the publishers’ fondest hope is that the personality traits that fans think the celebrities have will … Continue reading

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Cookbook author wine talk with Domenica Marchetti

When I mentioned Domenica Marchetti’s new book Preserving Italy to my mother, she told me things I’d never heard before.  About how her father had preserved eggplant in olive oil and bottled his own tomato sauce.  And how they’d eaten … Continue reading

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The Elixir of January

It’s January and none of you is buying wine.   This happens every year. Maybe it’s a health or diet resolution that’s keeping you away, or maybe it’s the credit card bills from the holidays. But with few exceptions (bless you, … Continue reading

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A barrel of…questions

A few weeks ago, Cy and I were having lunch when he had a question about oak barrels and winemaking. Is wine ever aged or stored in barrels made from other kinds of wood? You’d think it could be, right? … Continue reading

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