Tales From The Cellar

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An Old Austrian Proverb

A friend told me recently that his father had always told him “I can’t drink water when I eat, it’s an insult to the food”, which I thought was a delightful way of saying that food should be enjoyed...

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BOLGHERI – Super Tuscans

Bolgheri, nestled in the foothills of the Colline Metallifere mountains, is just miles from the Tuscan coast.  Here the rock strewn and rather poor looking soils give birth to some of Italy’s finest...

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New Arrivals from Greece

My introduction to Greek wines began a few years ago with red wine made from the Agiorgitiko grape (also known as St.George), and it was “love from first sip”. From that time, I have tried to explore...

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Summer Italian Wines

Feeling a bit frustrated because here comes another summer and you’re not going to be in Italy? Again! Well, not to worry as we have some new arrival wines from Italy that will bring an Italian summer...

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Lesser Known German Wines

With summer in full force, we as wine drinkers tend to look for lighter bodied and crisper wines to help beat the heat and enjoy the long sunshine filled days. The problem for some is that they don’t...

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High-Rye Bourbon

Rye is coming back. Well, it was never gone; it simply lay dormant. In the last few years we have seen an escalation in popularity with this grain whether it is in bread, beer, or most relevant to this...

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Vinos de España: A Little Sizzle with Your Sauce

When talking about the great Old World wine regions people tend to focus on either France or Italy.  While those countries produce some of the best wines around, one shouldn’t overlook their Iberian...

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South by Southwest

One of the many pleasures we have here at Beltramo’s is giving our customers the same opportunity that we usually have to try before we buy. Buying decisions for something as subjective as wine should...

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Summer Whites Under $15

Just like the rather brief window of opportunity to enjoy them, my introduction on summer wines will be a short one.  I have a few criteria for what qualifies as a summer wine. These are all white wines...

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Change is Good

So much of what we do here at Beltramo’s is to help people find the perfect beverage for the occasion at hand.  Maybe it happens to be party that someone is going to and they want to present the host...