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July 18 2016

Pio Cesare “Fides” Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. 2013

Cosimo Commisso shares one of his latest favourites from a sprawling Italian winery This sprawling winery in Alba, Italy, has been around since 1881, and while it has greatly expanded since — it now consists of over 130 acres of vineyard in the area — it hasn’t lost its old-time winemaking traditions that instill its … Continue reading Pio Cesare “Fides” Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. 2013

June 16 2016

24 Hours In Niagara-On-The-Lake With Cosimo

Cosimo Commisso shares his dream itinerary for staying one night, two days in coveted Canadian paradise Niagara-On-The-Lake There’s no place quite like Niagara-On-The-Lake. At least not in Canada! The quaint little town transports visitors to the rustic and flower-strewn villages of the early 20th century, and its charmed culture is reminiscent of small European hamlets. … Continue reading 24 Hours In Niagara-On-The-Lake With Cosimo

June 16 2016

Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Vigna del Sorbo” 2012

Cosimo Commisso spills the details on another sublime wine, this one from the rustic, Florence-based winery Fontodi Located in Florence, Italy, Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. While the Manettis are also known for crafting “terrecotte” tiles, their savvy in the vineyard is unparalleled. I’m particularly fond of the Fontodi Chianti Classico … Continue reading Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Vigna del Sorbo” 2012

June 14 2016

Dominus Estate “Napanook” 2012

Cosimo Commisso divulges one of his newest favourite wines: Dominus Estate’s “Napanook” 2012 In all the wines crafted by Dominus Estate in Napa Valley, one can taste the heart and soul that went into it. In 1981, Christian Moueix — son of the famed French wine merchant Jean-Pierre Moueix — established the winery after falling … Continue reading Dominus Estate “Napanook” 2012

May 02 2016

Cosimo Commisso on Dominus Estate’s “Dominus” 2012

Cosimo Commisso on Dominus Estate’s “Dominus” 2012, the Napa Valley-based winery’s signature production Dominus Estate in Napa Valley is the source of more than one of my favourite wines, not only because the wine itself is superb, but because the winery has such a poignant history and such an incredible respect for its craft that … Continue reading Cosimo Commisso on Dominus Estate’s “Dominus” 2012

May 02 2016

Forman Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cosimo Commisso spills the details on one of his preferred wines this spring from Forman Vineyard Forman Vineyard is different than most, seeing as it has a very limited selection of wines, usually only releasing one or two at a time. It may seem like a tease to any wine lover, but rest assured that … Continue reading Forman Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

May 02 2016

Cosimo Commisso’s favorite Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2013

Cosimo Commisso reveals another divine wine to add to your spring drinking list: the 2013 Merlot from Napa Valley’s Shafer Vineyards Freshly released in fall of 2015, this merlot didn’t take long to steal my heart (and those of any wine lover who tasted it). The Napa Valley-based vineyard is known for producing award-winning wines, … Continue reading Cosimo Commisso’s favorite Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2013

May 02 2016

Cosimo Commisso’s Favourite Saint Jean Du Barroux La Pierre Noire 2011

Cosimo Commisso shares another recent favourite wine, Saint Jean du Barroux’s “La Pierre Noire” 2011 Saint Jean du Barroux is a France-based winery that is very good at infusing both poetry and professionalism into its products. Headed by Philippe Gimel, who studied with some of the masters that include Beaucastel, Pierre Bise, La Janasse and … Continue reading Cosimo Commisso’s Favourite Saint Jean Du Barroux La Pierre Noire 2011

March 29 2016

Cosimo Commisso Enjoy Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cosimo Commisso sheds some light on the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, one of his preferred wineries in the Napa Valley region. Cocoa powder, wild blackberries and currants burst from this plush wine, which pairs beautifully with coffee-marinated wagyu beef with a fig glaze. The undertones of dark blueberry, wild berry and … Continue reading Cosimo Commisso Enjoy Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

March 29 2016

Cosimo Commisso’s favourite Signorello Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cosimo Commisso spills the details of one of his current favourite wines, a charactered 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley This wine has personality of its own. Napa Valley-based Signorello Estate’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a charactered collage of background flavours like cassis, florals, tobacco, cedar, vanilla and chocolate, as well as hints of spice … Continue reading Cosimo Commisso’s favourite Signorello Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010