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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Discover the Wines of Torraccia del Piantavigna

Be sure to discover Torraccia del Piantavigna wines soon!

Distilleries Helping During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Painted Stave Distilling

Over the years, Wine Trail Traveler has visited and written about distilleries in addition to wineries. We also had the experience of distilling some wine and infusing the brandy. A few weeks ago, Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan gave a shout out to local distilleries that are stepping up by making hand sanitizer. We reached out […]

Save Your Wine with the Savino Connoisseur Wine Saving Carafe

Sometimes wine drinkers experience a partially filled bottle of wine after opening it. On occasions we have had an opened bottle of wine sitting on our kitchen counter for over a week. More often white than red, since many of the unused red wines end up in our wine vinegar crock. Although this is unusual, […]

Constanti, a Winery in Tuscany

The Constanti winery family dates, their family in Siena region, back to the 1500s. As political struggles ended, the family became involved in agriculture culminating in grape growing and wine production. The Constanti winery’s history notes that in the late 1700s, while preparing an area for a vineyard, Crescenzio Costanti discovered evidence of Etruscan remains. […]

Magic in a Bottle Book Review

In 2019 Clifford Annis, Jr. published the book Magic in a Bottle: The Untold Story of Arnie Esterer and Markko Vineyard.  This non-fiction book is written in a conversational style that makes it a friendly, easy-to-read book. Magic in a Bottle centers around Arnie Esterer the renowned winemaker and vineyard owner of Markko Vineyard. The […]

Boscarelli, a Winery in Tuscany

Discover the wines of Boscarelli winery located in Italy.

Poderi Luigi Einaudi Washington DC Tasting

Four generations of the Einaudi family have crafted wines. I had an opportunity to taste three Barolos from their portfolio at the Barolo, Brunello, Barbaresco tasting in Washington DC last month. The tasting was organized by Empson USA. Poderi Luigi Einaudi was established by Luigi Einaudi in 1897 in the Dogliani in the province of […]

Marcarini Winery

Discover Marcarini, a winery located in Italy’s Piedmont wine region.

Azienda Agricola Conterno Fantino Is My Best in Show at Washington DC Tasting

In early March Kathy and I attended a tasting in Washington DC by Empson USA. Empson USA is a distributor for their portfolio of Italian wine in the United States. I tasted several Borolos from several producers. My favorite producer was Azienda Agricola Conterno Fantino. This winery was founded in 1982 by Claudio Conterno and […]

Cascina Bongiovanni Brings a Barolo and a Dolcetto to Washington DC Tasting

Empson USA brought wines from several Italian wine regions to Washington DC for a tasting during early March. The event was titled Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco 2020. Empson USA distributes wines from wineries in Italy to the United States. One of the producers present offered three wines for tasting including two Barolos and a Dolcetto. […]

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