Did you know that Dodici’s signature pizza, the Bravado was inspired by a wild night of brainstorming and an infamous Chilean wine? All thanks to PS Garcia’s magic blend – a classic pepperoni pizza was transformed by chopped basil and our serrano cream spiral. Simple yet, effective. … Read More Bravado, For Bravado
The allure of a Beaujolais happens to be more than taste but, the amount of extravagant partying that ignites behind its production. Beginning in the 1950’s winemakers started competing to see who could release the young wine first. According to French law, a new wine vintage can be released on the third Thursday in November. … Read More Beaujolais Nouveau Day – A French Party Wine
I was reading through Wine Spectator’s blog and came across a post that asked high-level sommeliers this question: If you were stranded on a desert island and could pick three wines to bring with you to drink for the rest of your life, which would you choose?… Read More What Wine Would You Drink on a Deserted Island?
Today we will be leaving Brownsville temporarily and highlighting a little known but, prolific grape region in Austria. I traveled to the Wachau Valley in 2017 and can’t stop thinking about the vineyards!… Read More Wachau Valley – A Quaint Wine Region in Austria!
Most grape varietals thrive in a loose draining, mix of sand and silt. Roots which can extend beyond three feet of earth are ideal for the perfect vineyard location. Complex flavors and aromas can develop the deeper the roots reach. Elements present like basalt, pumice, and volcanic alluvium preserve minerals producing acidity, brightness and intense… Read More Why You Need To Try Volcanic Wine Right Now
The 5’s of wine tasting should merely be regarded as an outline. While each step is important sometimes you have to gather information at your own pace. … Read More 5 Wine Tasting Steps for an Amazing Experience
One of my instructors swore up and down that you could pair ANYTHING with a sparking wine. As a veteran bubbly drinker I can attest. From fried chicken to caviar to Molcajete – you cant go wrong. … Read More 5 Dodici Dishes to Pair With Bubbly
Most winemakers in the industry have personalities as bold as their wine. Dave Phinney founder of Orin Swift is surely an Alchemist. His wine is made methodically in a traditional style. … Read More Cellar Spotlight: Orin Swift
Two buzzwords commonly found in wine descriptions is ‘Old World’ or ‘New World’. What does that even mean? In a broad definition Old & New World wine simply refers to where the winemaking techniques were originated. … Read More New World Vs. Old World Wine
Legs in reference to wine describe the streaks remaining on the glass after a couple solid swirls. The French use a term to liken the leftover particles to ‘tears’ although legs are nothing to cry about. Legs are simply a visual representation of a wine’s alcohol content. Check out Dodici in Brownsville, TX!… Read More Legs & Looks