RKS Wines: A Campanian Wine Landmark: Greco di Tufo

As far as Campanian white wines go on my last visit to the Greater Naples Area in pre plague days as a media guest I think that red wines predominated over white wines. However the Greater Naples area hugs the ocean which in many dishes demands a white wine. Not all depending how the pescatarianContinue reading “RKS Wines: A Campanian Wine Landmark: Greco di Tufo”

RKS Wine: The Pandora’s Box Exposes the Penniless Pensioner as a Possible Tax Fraudster!

Dear readers you might want to say the Penniless Pensioner has traveled from bad to worse. His seemingly inevitable break up with his fiancé Celine Serpent and blockbuster news today about his naming in the Pandora’s Box leak by certain media outlets of alleged offshore tax cheaters. I just knew these Panamanian bank accounts ofContinue reading “RKS Wine: The Pandora’s Box Exposes the Penniless Pensioner as a Possible Tax Fraudster!”

RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner Is Such A Prig Sometimes: Puglian Primitivo

At one point PP tells me he is excited about us trying the cheapest wines for what gems he might discover. Yet when I tell him I am trying a Primitivo from Puglia he says he is not interested in junk from Southern Italy. I tell him to ease up with his snobbery and heContinue reading “RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner Is Such A Prig Sometimes: Puglian Primitivo”

RKS Wine: Mastroberardino’s Irpina Aglianico 2018

Perhaps one of Campania’s best-known wineries what think I of their 2018 Aglianico? On the nose I am transported to the Greater Naples area of Italy with black cherry, cherry liqueur, blackberry and smells from the Bay of Naples.  The aromas are high toned as if they are floating about in a rocket beam toContinue reading “RKS Wine: Mastroberardino’s Irpina Aglianico 2018”

New Italian Grape in My Hood: Nero di Troia

Yes from Puglia in Italy comes a new grape in my hood called Nero di Troia which is primarily found in the Apulia region of Italy and is according to some rustic, tannic and very productive. It translates as “black of Troy” but DNA analysis shows no relationship to Greek grapes. On the nose aContinue reading “New Italian Grape in My Hood: Nero di Troia”