Rubus Wines

The Rubus Concept Rubus is a private label created and used by wholesaler and importer Kysela Pere et Fils of Winchester, Virginia in order to buy, bottle and market wine found at incredible quality/price ratio. All Rubus wines are selected by Fran Kysela MS. It was...

Scacciadiavoli Winery

With a name that translates literally as ‘cast out the devils’, the Scacciadiavoli winery owes its eerie title to an exorcist who lived in the village by the vineyard during the 19th century. It was founded in 1884 by Prince Ugo Boncompagni-Ludovisi, who left Rome to...

Durin Winery of Liguria, Italy

This is a nice Ligurian primer. Especially the page on the cuisine of Liguria. Listen to the Wine Wednesday podcast about Scacciadiavoli on 106.1 The Corner Tasting notes by Laura and Antonio Basso, owners and winemakers of Durin Winery Durin, Riviera Ligure di...

February Wine Features

Broc Cellars, Love White 2015 – $19.99 (90% Marsanne, 7% Roussanne, 3% Viognier; Berkeley, California) “Broc Cellars fits hardly anybody’s idea of a California winery. You won’t see any cellars, for one thing, or anything remotely pastoral, like a vineyard. The...

Winter Wine Dinner at Vivace

Vivace Winter Wine Dinner January 25th, 2017 6:30 pm, $75/person   Add some light and warmth to these long winter nights by joining us for superbly-crafted cuisine featuring dishes from Rome to Northern Italy. There will be cheer, story-telling, and of course,...

Great Red Wines We Love

Ampeleia, Costa Toscano Rosso Un Litro 2015 – $19.99 (Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet; Tuscany, Italy) Elisabetta Foradori, one of Italy’s top superstar winemakers, famous for her work with Teraldego in the Alto Adige has come together...