A visit with an old friend

It’s been a couple years since we last bought and drank a Passopisciaro. And I know why. But it has nothing to do with the taste. It’s a fantastic, versatile wine that’s good with lighter pastas, a spicy pizza, mushroom risotto or even a roasted chicken. Shiny, transparent rubies, it’s very pretty in the glass.…

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Frappato

Made our old favorite, orecchiette with chard and sausage and was really wanting to have a Passopisciaro with it for dinner. But, we didn’t have any around so I thought another Sicilian wine might fill the fill. Occhipinti is a red blend of nero d’avola and frappato and is very light, crisp and refreshing –…

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A Nero We All Can Love

We were over at the Wine House in West LA to pick up some Holus Bolus syrah and managed to come home with another 18 bottles of wine. Brutal! Looking for good value reds can be a little challenging, but this one was marked as a Staff Favorite and cost ~$10. So, it seemed worth…

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Passopisciaro IGT

  I picked up my first bottle of this at the Wine House in West LA back in 2007 and enjoyed it enough to look for some more of it. I found that Wine Exchange in Orange, California had it for about $26/bottle, so I picked up 6 of those. Sadly, this may be the…

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