I am the “Wife of a Wine Guy”. My husband Michael and his family have an Italian wine bar and restaurant named Skappo.
A lot of wine goes through our household because we typically try a wine that Michael is considering to put on the wine list of the restaurant or we have a left over bottle from Skappo’s “wine by the glass” that has not been consumed fully.
I mentioned in a past post that on a weekly basis I would like to feature and write about the wines that Michael has brought home. I want to bring you behind the scenes of the wine tasting sessions with the “wife of a wine guy”.
I am not a wine expert like Michael. Before meeting him I was only able to say what I didn’t like (if it was vinegary!). Slowly I am learning and during our private “wine tastings” I play act like a kid and pretend to be a wine connoisseur. The problem is I like most, if not all wines, so I am not much of a critic!
What I know for sure is that we love wine in our house and it makes us happy!
|Wine:||Dievole Dievolino Chianti 2008 (Tuscany, Italy)|
|Color:||Red wine with a very deep dark color.|
|Taste:||It is smooth with some tannin qualities (this is when your mouth puckers from something being bitter, but in a good way). It has hints of blackberries and raspberries.|
|Smell:||coffee, berries, fruity|
|Comments:||This wine is a great stand alone wine or it is awesome with food. I had it with a surf and turf platter (steak with shrimp) and it was delicious. It is super easy to drink and will please most palettes. It’s a nice table wine for every day.|
I really wish I had a way to let you share this glass with me right now. It is a truly delicious wine that I highly recommend.