As the seasons change we look forward to some of our most decadently delicious cheeses of the year. The perfect pair for these lavish, richly-textured delights is the biscuity, toasted depth of Montbourgeau Crémant du Jura.
Less known than Barolo and Barbaresco, the Alto-Piemonte (Upper Piemonte) is home to some equally amazing Nebbiolo wines. The Vallana family’s vineyard produces particularly elegant and charming bottles.
Crafted by the Courrèges family on France’s “Île de Beauté,” this Corsican red wine is wonderful with seared lamb chops and roasted Brussels sprouts.
This fantastic red wine from Roussillon is the perfect pair for an autumn dinner featuring root vegetables and apples.
The perfect end-of summer complement to burgers and dogs, potato salad, and coleslaw — Quinta da Raza Vinho Verde Rosé!
A small-production Portuguese wine from Sintra, on the Atlantic coast, Arenae Colares Malvasia is ocean essence meets Jura.
This year, my trip to Italy’s most renowned wine show, VinItaly, took on a different emphasis and dynamic. In previous years, navigating thronged pavilions of growers and tasters and trailing fellow importers was at center stage. This time, while those goals remained important, the focus was on introducing Jessica, a talented and emerging wine buyer Continue Reading »
This past April the Formaggio Wine Team took a pleasant trip to visit Sergio Mottura’s estate on our way to VinItaly 2014. We flew into Rome’s Fiumicino airport early in the morning and drove north-east towards Umbria. We eventually split off from the crazy A1 autostrada onto small, one-lane roads. Just along the northern border Continue Reading »
After an exhilarating five days of intensive tasting in and just outside of Verona at VinItaly, VinNatur, and Vino Vino Vino, my palate has been reinvigorated and my “wine speak” in Italian has once again been thoroughly challenged and expanded. VinItaly is Verona’s infamous wine expo that brings together over 4,000 producers in a cluster Continue Reading »
Sergio Mottura's family produces some of our favorite Central Italian wines, and a visit to their organic vineyard makes it clear why those wines are so great.
Organic foods are becoming more and more popular as consumers are educated about the dangers synthetic fertilizers and pesticides pose to our environment and to our personal health. We love picking up organic produce from small farmers at the farmer’s market, so why, in the world of wine, are organic wines are often assumed to Continue Reading »
We love our wines just as much as we love our cheese and we spend a lot of time tasting and arranging pairings that bring out the best in both. With time, we have come to appreciate a term that is perhaps overused in the wine world but which is often misunderstood: terroir. For us Continue Reading »