Province of Taranto * Primitivo del Salento * 2015

After a plane trip, sleeping on the couch for days with a sick kid and a long Memorial Day weekend full of activities I was in desperate need of a chiropractic appointment. So I stopped by for an adjustment today and thought I would swing for a glass of wine at Vino Mas on my way home.

The best thing about this wine: limited edition wine that is unique, full of flavors and you can’t find it everywhere. Available at: Vino Mas
By the glass: $5.00
By the bottle: $18.80
Pairs well with: Grilled meat, pasta and pizza
Winery Web Page: http://motturavini.com/site/en/

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Province of Taranto * Primitivo del Salento * 2015

Il Censo * Catarratto * 2014

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The long anticipated kick off to summer known as Memorial Day has come and gone. The weather was perfect.  I spent mine with family and friends eating great food, drinking amazing cocktails and pouring beautiful glasses of wine. Today was back to the grind… the weather was amazing, co-workers were relaxed and full of stories, and it was good to be back in the swing. On the drive home I found myself  listening to different music, I was craving something different for dinner, and I ended up taking a different way home. When I walked in, it even that felt different. With the kids gone, the hubs off to volleyball and the dogs fed and surprisingly quiet, this was my night for something different: uncorking my “orange wine” and grilling up the halibut that I have been wanting instead of the usual taco Tuesday.

Best this about this wine: It’s one of a kind, from the nose to the finish!
Available at Corkscrew Wine and Cheese Blackstone by special request
By the bottle: $35
Try this if you like: Jura wines

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Il Censo * Catarratto * 2014

Mojo * Marche Sangiovese * 2014

mojo wineI’m not really superstitious by nature, but I do believe in good mojo, energy and vibes. I usually know right away if there is good mojo around a space, person, or situation. I definitely felt the good vibes last Tuesday morning when I got the opportunity to taste a few Italian wines.

The best thing about this wine is it’s a great wine at an affordable price
Available at: Corkscrew Wine and Cheese
By the bottle: $16
Pairs well with: red meats, pasta, savory cheeses and of course good vibes

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Mojo * Marche Sangiovese * 2014

URLO (Scream) * Red Blend * 2013

There is nothing as hard as having cancURLOer force us to say goodbye to a dear friend and mentor in the wine business so early in life. When the time came to celebrate what was possibly her last birthday, I canvased the shelves for a bottle that perhaps represented our friendship and my feelings about what was happening…

The best thing about this wine: that each type of grape was fermented separately then blended.
Available at:  Corkscrew Wine and Cheese
By the bottle:   $15.00
Pairs well with: pasta, spicy food, or my personal favorite: Raspberry Bellavitano cheese!
Try this if you like: If You See Kay

 Winery Web Page: www.URLOwines.com

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URLO (Scream) * Red Blend * 2013