Rosato and meatballs to die for in Houston, Texas

Ever since Pellegrino Artusi completed his landmark cookery book, The Science and Art of Eating Well in 1891, the fine art of great meatballs has become an obsession for chefs across the world. We recently sampled some of the best meatballs we’ve ever had at the newly opened Coppa Ristorante Italiano in Houston, Texas, where […]

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“Cantele Primitivo pairs well with nearly everything.”

General Manger at Il Fornaio in Seattle Ross Lincoff (above) has been working in the food and wine business for 35 years. Originally from Southern California, he settled in Seattle in 1990 and has been working with Il Fornaio for the last 6½ years. We recently caught up with Ross and asked him his thoughts […]

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Not just an everyday rosé: Cantele Rosato made from 100% Negroamaro

As for every vintage of this wine that I’ve tasted (since I first met Paolo and began to follow his winery in 2008), I was blown away by how lip-smackingly delicious Cantele’s 2010 Rosato (100% Negroamaro) was when I tasted it with him and winemaker Gianni Cantele in February. And I found out why this […]

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Cantele and Puglia in Tokyo at Ostuni

In this case, I’m talking about Ostuni in Tokyo, one of our clients… not Ostuni, the beloved “white city” found in the province of Brindisi (Puglia). For those who speak Japanese, you can find all the information at www.piacerebuonvino-ostuni.com. But here are some notes for the rest of you. Ostuni is a restaurant-wine bar that […]

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