Authors Posts by Arturo Ciompi

Arturo Ciompi

Arturo Ciompi
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Trained as a classical clarinetist and conductor, Arturo plied his trade for many years in New York, performing with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, the American Symphony and countless chamber music groups. While living in Durham, Arturo became the wine manager at two iconic gourmet stores: Fowler’s in Durham and Southern Season in Chapel Hill. He had a wine spot on NPR in the ’90s and has been a continuously published wine journalist since 1997. He has won national awards for his work and is currently writing for Durham Magazine and its weekly blog, “Wine Wednesdays”. In addition, he loves teaching the clarinet. Read more on his website.

An Outstanding Rosé for the Heat Ahead!

We’ve got at least six more weeks of rosé-inspiring weather (and probably more). Here’s a French rosé that is so very well made –...

A Red Sparkler from Italia!

Who doesn’t like a good bubbly on a hot afternoon or evening? But have you ever tried a true red wine bubbly – one...

Treat Yourself to This Napa Valley Red

Chateau Montelena is the winery heralded at the “Judgement of Paris,” (1976) where their Chardonnay won unexpected top honors. The subsequent years have also...

Tangy Tastes of Tuscany

Two of Bolgheri’s greatest reds, Ornellaia and Masseto share their cellar with a dashing white? Not everyone knows that the Ornellaia Estate, on Tuscany’s...

Guaranteed Conversation Starter

Once upon a time oak barrels, for aging wines, were in short supply. But when the need was there, practicality won the day. In...

‘Dangerously Drinkable’ Rosé

There are barrels full of rosés available out there. But today’s wine isn’t the slightest bit red, let alone pink, at all. It’s Scaia...

Try This Terrific Twosome: Tapas and Tio Pepe

Have you ever been lucky enough to have a grand tapas luncheon in Spain? Or have you simulated such a thing here at home,...

Try this Enchanting Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Many wine lovers know that the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley produces remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon. Wines such as Shafer, Clos du Val and...

Pair Your Fresh Summer Fare with this Italian Wine

Verdicchio is a pretty well-known Italian white, but when was the last time you drank one? Many remember the green “fish bottle” that contained...

Your Everyday Summer Red is Here!

If one goes back a few decades in bargain California wines, three names stand out for me: McManis, Bogle and, my personal favorite, the...