Wine and Lottery tickets – 1973 Rivera Castel del Monte DOC

I haven’t purchased many lottery tickets over the past 30 years. Maybe a few when the jackpot gets above $300 million, or something; maybe I’ve purchased twenty tickets in my life. But, when I do buy the tickets, my mind starts to wander (and wonder!) toward the possibility of such a thing actually happening –…

2010 Az. Agr. Montevetrano – beauty in a bottle

I’ve yet to write/post of my time with Silvia Imparato in May of this year – one of the most enjoyable wine (and otherwise) moments of my life, but I shall, in good time. Last night I opened a bottle for a friend whom I knew had never had this wine before, in fact, he’d…

2007 Az. Agr. Montevetrano IGT

It was only two months ago that I spent a perfect spring afternoon with Silvia Imparato, the vision and force behind the wines of Montevetrano. My time with her, roughly three hours, fills my heart and mind to this day, to this minute. Silvia is an astonishing woman, larger-than-life, a blend of education, wit, ambition,…