Wednesday Wineblogging

It's a copout tonight. We were mainly drinking beer, yet briefly opened a bottle of Corvo and had a few sips from a new (since we visited Sicily) friend. Being used to French wines and Oregon Pinot Noirs, we had a hard time gettin used to Sicilian wines. They're light in a weird way, and people drink them chilled. They're heavy in a strange sort of way, and people drink them with all sorts of southern-mediterranean foods they serve.

"From a harvest of painstakingly selected Nero d'Avola, Pignatello and Nerello Mascalese grapes comes one of the great classics of Italian wine-making, now in a modernised version designed to appeal to today's taste. Refinement in Slavonian oak barrels brings out its harmonic, lively, well structured flavour, which achieves its finest hour when served with grilled or roast meats, game birds and cheeses aged for a medium period. "