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Wine Review: Bosco’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (2011)

If you are fond of the Italian food then certainly you should follow tradition and provide a glass of wine to wash it down your favorite pasta dish. If you’re eating at home you will naturally need to pick up a bottle of Italian wine to provide to cater to family and friends.   No one likes to spend a lot of money for a bottle of wine when there are alternatives that taste just as great. If you fall into the price sensitive category but still want a high quality product try Bosco’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzon for under $10.  It can be hard picking wine that is going to have a wide appeal. Sometimes wine is too tart, acidity, or carries a poor aftertaste. Price and quality sometimes seem separate. Choosing a wine with softer tastes usually is better for guests. Bosco’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (2011) is a Red Wine that is a popular export of Italy. Such wines are made in the Abruzzi region around 9,000 feet above the sea. This area is known for its wine making and wine exports

Wine Review: Toscolo Cianti 2011

Toscolo Chianti is a medium bodied wine holding the flavors of cherries, spices and flowers. It has a strong fruity taste and dark red color.   A touch dry with high acidity. It is a nice wine for drinking with spicy and meat based food. At a price of around $12 dollars a bottle it is both affordable and exotic. You will find this wine as a great food lover’s option. Meats go well with Chianti type wine due to its higher acidity. You may consider a number of different pairing offerings from Hello Vino.   Each type of wine and food offering shows a possible wine pairing that will work well.   Lasagna, leg of lamb, and pizza are great pairings ( 1 ). Think of high protein and greasy to get the best palate coating. Originally from Tuscany it is a wine that has a little history that dates back to the feudal system. It was originally invented in the 1850’s by Baron Ricasoli at his Broline estate ( 2 ). The Italian government had codified his new formulation in 1966 which inc

Wine Review: Monte Antico’s Toscana 2009

                                      Beautiful Beautiful Brown Eyes Monte Antico's Toscana 2009 has a high grape aroma that is apparent upon first pour. The color is a dark maroon red which indicates its hardiness and ideal winter selection. Tears are large and medium paced that represents its medium body. Oxidization on the glass is apparent that smoothed out the taste.  It is fruity by nature and full of ripe grape flavor. There is a light level of acidity and tannin aftertaste. Monte Antico’s Toscana  2009 is a red wine blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.  It is an Italian import from the Toscana region. According to it was the 1199 th popular wine on their site. It was given a rank of 87 and is considered a strong buy.  The wine comes from the Maremma, Colline Pisane and Colli Fiorentini  regions of Tuscany.  The area’s history is recorded back to the 8 th century B.C. Etruscans   who used to sharecrop with local ari