April 5, 2018

Ciao amici!

It was an absolute pleasure enjoying the various varietals of Bordeaux with you throughout last month. As the weather warms up, we change gears to something a little bit lighter, and a little more relaxed. On we go to a warm and welcome springtime.

Now, I love to geek out and give the details on each month’s wines, but a wine doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive to be delicious and perfect for the occasion. As the weather warms up (especially in Texas), my inclinations turn toward the outdoors. It’s time to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and greenery, before the Texas mosquitoes move in for summer. So many times wine is treated as a serious, inside-only beverage. The fact is, people have been enjoying wine in warm climates sin...

January 25, 2018

Hello again wine lovers! It has been my pleasure to connect with you over a glass of Pinot at our wine tastings this past month, and I’m very excited to share something special with you during the month of February.

We are off to Verona! The city of Verona is famous the world over, thanks in no small part to the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. The winemaking areas around Verona are also world-famous, but for a slightly different reason. The winemaking regions around the Italian “City of Love” have been producing unique (and delicious) wine for centuries, and are home to specialized winemaking techniques that are impossible to reproduce elsewhere. The beauty, history, and culture (not to mention our Lamberti family ties) of the city make i...

January 2, 2018

Saluti!

It’s time to kick off the New Year right… so bring on the wine! Tastings will begin Thursday, January 4th at 4 PM at Lamberti’s. January is Pinot Noir month, and we will bring in a featured Pinot Noir each week, tasting it side by side with related Pinot Noirs from our wine list.

Where a wine comes from is just as important as any other aspect of wine making. Most wine regions through history grew what worked best in that region, without any special attention to which varietal or clone happened to be there. The best wine is the wine that works there. Drinking wine connects us to the place it comes from. Pinot Noir happens to thrive in Burgundy, and is finding lovely homes in California and Oregon, as well as across the globe. So let’s...

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