• Ferraton Pere & Pils 2015 Saint-Joseph Rhone Valley Wine

    A Real 'Tour De Force'

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jan 10th, 2019

    Don't wait too long to find Sera Imports 2015 Saint-Joseph 'La Source' Rhone Valley wine. The wine delivers well above its $30 price point and will be one of those special wines to splurge on. It has a long finish, is spicy and shows you what a 100% Syrah wine can do.

  • Whiskey: Why It Is Preferred

    Do You Like Ice Cubes?

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 28th, 2018

    Recently, the medical journal, Springer, published an article dealing with the various types of bacteria found in bar ice. This article shares the results with you.

  • Zeni Winery And The Bardolino Wine Museum

    The Wines Of Lake Garda

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 12th, 2017

    If you visit the Zeni Winery in Bardolino (Veneto) you will have the opportunity to visit a museum dedicated to the winemaking history of the region, plus, if you are adventurous, you can take an aromatic test to identify what you smell. Its all a lot of fun.

  • Matilde Poggi Shines At La Fraghe Winery

    A Pioneer Winemaker From Lake Garda

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 09th, 2017

    A woman in a man's wine making world in the early 80's has been recognized as one of Lake Garda's best winemakers. The journey began in the 15th century in the Lake Garda region of Italy, only forty minutes from Verona.

  • Languedoc, A Land Of Diversity

    Quality Wines Exist In the Region

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 09th, 2017

    Languedoc ,in southern France, has gone from an over producer of bulk wine to a region thatcreates high quality wines with many blends that focus on grapes from the region.

  • Abbye de Valmagne: Languedoc's Homage To Wine

    Store Wine And Save A Monastery

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 06th, 2017

    Founded in 1138, the Abbye de Valmange, is still with us today, due to a miraculous idea. Save the monastery from destruction by using its large space for storing caskets of wine.

  • Wines of Chile: Pinot Noir On The Horizon

    Only 3% Of Chilean Wines Are Pinot Noir

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 05th, 2017

    Pinot Noir is a tough grape to grow. Rot and disease are enemies of this clone. Only cool climates, like Oregon, Washington and France, specifically Burgundy, have success with Pinot Noir. Now, cool climate Chile, mainly in the Casablanca region is tackling this grape with initial success.

  • Alves de Sousa's Portuguese Wines

    Five Generations Of Perfection

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 01st, 2017

    Alves de Sousa grows their own grapes and experiments with blends. Father Domingos is a wine legend. He has passed the reigns to son, Tiago, who holds family tradition in wine making sacred. The results are clear.

  • Languedoc AOC Pezenas Quality Wines

    Languedoc Is France's Largest Wine Producer

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 23rd, 2017

    On a recent trip to Languedoc, the wines from the first evenings samplings of AOC Pezenas stood out as quality driven wines. In fact, one out of every ten wines sold worldwide is from Languedoc.

  • Picpoul de Pinet From Southern France

    A Perfect Acidic Wine For Seafood

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 16th, 2017

    In southern France, close to the Mediterranean Sea lies a region that specializes in wines made for seafood. That wine is Picpoul de Pinet and is perfect for oysters, mussels, clams and the gamut of seafood that inhabits the earth.

  • Wines From Argentina Under $9.99

    Ruca Malen Introduces The Aime Collection

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 14th, 2017

    Ruca Malen has spent several years developing an appealing wine that is affordable. Developed for younger wine drinkers, the approachable wines are for wine drinkers of all ages.

  • The Package Arrives

    Wines From France, Sardegna And Italy Are Analyzed

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jul 24th, 2017

    Its always a treat when a package of wines arrive unannounced. When you open the box with the help of your mailman, the situation heightens, as you will see in this article.

  • A Shot in the Armagnac

    Getting to Know Gascony's Treasure

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jul 20th, 2017

    Armagnac has finally been recognized as the up and coming brandy. Its only taken 700 years to be recognized in the 21st century. At one time it was Louis XIV's favorite.

  • Cantina Tramin Terroir in Alto Adige

    A Special Strip Of Land Likened To Burgundy

    By: Philip S. Kampe and Maria Reveley - Jul 18th, 2017

    Since BC, the land that is now Cantina Tramin in Italy has been likened to gold. Rare and important for centuries, the wines produced from this small terroir exceed others and is much like Burgundy which is considered the best wine growing terrain in the world.

  • Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG

    Veneto's Best Appellation

    By: Philip S. Kampe & Maria Reveley - Jun 01st, 2017

    The Asolo region in Veneto is known for superior proseccos. The town is charming and the wines are amazing. Take a short journey to Asolo with us.

  • Bertani Wines: Tradition and Consistency

    Heritage In Winemaking

    By: Philip S. Kampe - May 24th, 2017

    Bertani winery is located near the historic city of Verona, in the Veneto region. The area is know for its Amarone Valpolicella production, where Bertoni has been a leader since 1958.

  • Pasqua Wines Are Italy's Treasure

    Wines from the Veneto and Puglia

    By: Philip S. Kampe and Maria Reveley - May 23rd, 2017

    Great terroir produces great wines. Pasqua's vineyard sits 1600 feet above the Veneto with panoramic views and soil made of limestone and flint, a combination that results in top quality wines.

  • Champagne Collet Brut Art Deco

    The Oldest Cooperative In Champagne

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Apr 22nd, 2017

    Champagne Collet started in 1921 in Ay, France, in the Champagne region. The company has been making exceptional champagne for years and now is available in the American marketplace.

  • No Escape From Chablis

    The Escape Room Experience

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Apr 20th, 2017

    Have you ever been to an Escape Room event? Picture this-you are locked in a room with clues to help you escape. You have 59 minutes and 59 seconds to get out. There are clues to help you escape. The reward-Chablis wine.

  • Zacky's Features Casa Abril Selections

    Popular Wines Are Selling Out

    By: Philip S.Kampe - Apr 19th, 2017

    After a brief visit to Zacky's wine shop in Westchester, a salesperson sold me on these wines from Casa Abril selections.

  • A Rose For All Seasons

    Young French Winemaker Mathilde Chapoutier

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 23rd, 2017

    With thousands of Roses on the market and with spring in the air, isn't it time to find a fitting Rose for summer and year round entertaining? I have.

  • Figaretto Is the Only Gravity-Fed Valpolicella

    Mauro Bustaggi Knows Winemaking

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 05th, 2017

    Great wines from the Valpolicella wine region begin with winemaker Mauro Bustaggi and his great gravity-fed winemaking skills.

  • Veneto's Cantine Tinazzi

    Valpolicella Shines

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 27th, 2017

    Tinazzi was founded in 1968, which is quite recent for a winery that produces over two million bottles of wine a year. Valpolicella shines on the vineyards 110 acres near Lake Garda in Veneto.

  • Mount Veeder Wines Invade La Quinta

    Thirteen Wineries Pour Iconic Wines on March 1

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 25th, 2017

    La Quinta Resort & Club will host thirteen wineries pouring their special wines at a wine tasting on March 1st from 3:30-6pm

  • Valpolicella's Villa San Carlo

    Top Of The Hill Vineyard's Terroir Driven Wines

    By: Philip S, Kampe - Feb 24th, 2017

    Great Valpolicella wines are made by the 60 acre, Villa San Carlo vineyard, located east of Verona, Italy. Proper growing conditions and a sustainable family operation make this small winery a consumer favorite.

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