DSLR Wine Photos: Why Drop $100+ on a Polarizing Filter?

One Filter You Need With modern digital cameras and processing software, the need for special filters has largely been eliminated. There’s a filter that can’t be replicated by either your camera or post-processing software: a circular polarizing filter. This is the one additional filter you should pack. Polarizing filters excel at eliminating reflections and glare … Continue reading

Is Taurasi the Barolo of the South?

Taurasi Who? Have you ever heard of Taurasi?  How about Aglianico? I thought so. When you’re trying to get some recognition for a little known wine, it’s helpful to compare it to a known reference. Anyone who drinks Italian wine has at least heard of Barolo, so why not? Taurasi Like many Italian wines, Taurasi … Continue reading

Surprising Oyster Pairings

“He was a bold man who first ate oysters” Or a very hungry man… Your Next Oyster Pairing We love oysters on the half shell at our house, and we usually stick with the tried and true when it comes to wine: Champagne or lean unoaked chardonnay.  Have you ever considered trying something new? Elaine … Continue reading

Hidden Treasures from Le Marche #ItalianFWT

Finding Le Marche with #ItalianFWT Our #ItalianFWT group is off to Le Marche this month (virtually). I’ve included links at the bottom of this post to see what everyone else is up to! Le Marche Region As we travel around Italy, we visit some areas that are well known, and some that are almost unheard … Continue reading

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