Bob the WineGuy (on right) visiting Cascina Bruciata in Barbaresco, Piemonte.
I’m a 3rd generation Italian-American who grew up in northern NJ. My grandparents, Ottavio (Papa) and Frances (Nana) Rossi were first generation Italians from Roma and Napoli, who visited every Sunday for a day of food (antipasto, pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert) and wine (need I say home-made wine). At the age of 12, I and my young cousins were served wine and water at the dinner table – it was the beginning of my passion for wine. I remember Papa growing grapes from a rooftop trellis above his garage in Corona, Long Island, crushing grapes in his musty wine cellar, distilling stems and skins to make Grappa – so many fond memories.
WHERE I WORK
I do NOT receive commission to sell wine.
I work part-time as wine consultant in north New Jersey wine store where I assist customers with their selection of wines. If you are local to my work, please come in for a visit.
My work hours are
- Friday 4pm – 8pm
- Saturday 11am-3pm.