Penne all’Arrabbiata

Penne all’Arrabbiata

By Bob Lipinski This is a specialty of Latium, Italy 1 pound penne, cooked al dente ¼ cup olive oil 5 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup dry white wine (not Chardonnay) 1 (28-ounce) can imported (Italy) plum tomatoes, drained and chopped coarse 2 teaspoons crushed hot...
The Alentejo Wine Region of Portugal

The Alentejo Wine Region of Portugal

By Bob Lipinski Alentejo is a grape-growing region south of the River Tagus and southeast of Lisbon in southern Portugal. This extensive region is not only famous for its wines but also plantations of cork oak trees. The most productive cork tree in the world is the...
Hot Weather = Chilled Wine

Hot Weather = Chilled Wine

By Bob Lipinski Summer is upon us in full force. The surf and sun beckon while lazy days lounging poolside or swinging in a hammock entice us away from daily chores. Seeking relief from those hot summer days can indeed be a tedious, tiresome task. Chilled wines not...
Rosé Wine: Something For Everyone

Rosé Wine: Something For Everyone

By Bob Lipinski Rosé wines are made in every grape-growing region of the world from a multitude of different red grapes. There is no “true” rosé wine color… there are thousands of red grapes, and each yields a slightly or dramatically different color when fermented....
Wine Cocktails for The Summer

Wine Cocktails for The Summer

By Bob Lipinski Traditionally, cocktails have been made with distilled spirits, mixers, fruit juices, sugar, bitters, and all sorts of garnishes. However, what would happen if we substituted spirits with wine? Now I’m not talking about a “whiskey sour, mint julep, or...