P-H-I-L-L-Y W-I-N-E!

May 30, 2013

It was a beautiful sunny day in Philly & time to have some fun at the 2013 Philadelphia Wine Festival. Held for the second year at Lincoln Financial Field in their SCA club lounge & hosted by Philadelphia Magazine & Pa Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores.

There was a plethora of cuisine this year by some of Philly’s best restaurants

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Bolla e’ Rinato

May 1, 2013

While “reborn” is an accurate translation for rinato, using it to describe the current wines of Italian producer Bolla might be a slight embellishment. This is not your mother & fathers Bolla, but closer to your grandmother & grandfathers, with some modern help.

Bolla is an entrepreneurial success story by any standard. In 1883 Abele Bolla, a Veneto innkeeper made his own Soave, a local wine, to give to his guests. Word got out about this Soave & eventually he labeled & sold it, becoming so popular it became known as “Soave Bolla”, one of the few Italian wines people knew by name.

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