Wednesday, December 13, on The Connected Table LIVE! 2pm EST We spotlight Valpolicella, the “land of many cellars,” and Raffaele Boscaini, General Coordinator of Masi Technical Group and Director of Marketing. He represents the seventh generation of tha family that runs this venerable 200-year-old wine estate. The name Masi comes from “Vaio dei Masi,” the […]Read more
Category Archives: Italy
Discover Italy’s Bardolino and Valpolicella Nov 15 The Connected Table LIVE!
Italy’s Lake Garda region is a popular tourist destination as well as a hub for wine production.On November 15th, we visit with Federica Zeni, Zeni 1870. Her family has produced wines in both DOC Bardolino and DOC Valpolicella for five generationsRead more
Two Grapes Get a Makeover – June 7- The Connected Table LIVE
Recently we attended two tastings that sparked our interest. Neither of the varietals spotlighted were front and center in our minds, and we welcomed the chance to educate our palates and try the wines. Alicia Lini‘s family has been making Lambrusco wines in Emilia-Romagna since 1910. A fourth generation […]Read more
Vintner Michele Charlo- Italy’s Piemonte Pioneer
On the November 11, 2015 episode of The Connected Table LIVE!, show co-host David Ransom will be coming live to our listeners from the Italian region of Piemonte, Italy. Our guest, and David’s host for the week, will be the legendary producer Michele Chiarlo, who has been crafting wines in the Langhe region of Piemonte, […]Read more
Pinot Grigio Wines from Italy’s Barone Fini – The Connected Table LIVE!
Summer is the perfect time for exploring the lighter side of wines, but often people think that this means wines that are less expressive and flavorful. Pinot Grigio gets that bad wrap probably more than any other varietal offering. Enter Giovanni Bonmartini Fini, proprietor of Italy’s Barone Fini wines, a producer premium Pinot Grigio from […]Read more
The Connected Table LIVE! Super Sips March 4
During this particularly harsh winter one dish has sustained us….soup. We’ve raided our larder and pantry to create different soups when we can’t leave our icy driveway. Our go-to book has been Joanna Pruess‘ recently published Soup for Two: Small-Batch Recipes for One, Two, or a Few. The recipes are easy enough for Melanie with plenty of […]Read more
The Business of Wine: VINO2015 and Southern Wine & Spirits’ Lee Schrager
What we love about working in the wine and and food industry is meeting so many fascinating people who share the same passion for quality ingredients and the pleasures of the table. In years past food or wine as business news was usually centered around agriculture, product or marketing news or food safety. Now, we see food […]Read more