Pinot Grigio—The Grape and the Wine

Pinot Grigio—The Grape and the Wine

By Bob Lipinski Pinot Grigio is the number one selling white wine from Italy and has been for many years. This fruity, easy-to-drink, dry to off-dry wine is made throughout the world with the bulk coming from Northern Italy. Pinot Grigio has been grown in Italy since...
Time to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Time to Celebrate Mother’s Day

By Bob Lipinski “Some are kissing mothers, and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.” (Pearl S. Buck) When we think of Mother’s Day, images of multicolored flowers, greeting cards with heartfelt words,...
Parmigiano-Reggiano… The King of Italian Cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano… The King of Italian Cheese

By Bob Lipinski Parmigiano-Reggiano is one of the most popular cheeses on the planet, with a rich history that dates to 1200, recorded on a notarized deed in Genoa. Parmigiano is made in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, and Modena, in the northeast region of...
Australia… It’s Not Just Shiraz

Australia… It’s Not Just Shiraz

By Bob Lipinski When the subject of wines from Australia is brought up, most people think of “critter” (Yellow Tail) labels, “fruit-bomb” Shiraz and over-oaked Chardonnay. Australia produces some excellent Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and even sparkling wines. Australia is...
Franciacorta—The Only True Rival To Champagne

Franciacorta—The Only True Rival To Champagne

By Bob Lipinski Franciacorta is a “classic method” sparkling wine made in the province of Brescia in Italy’s northern region of Lombardy. According to its DOCG (1995) regulations, Franciacorta can be made into a white or rosé sparkling wine, which can range from...