Today’s blog was fueled by a potent glass of 2000 Brunello di Montalcino from Castello Banfi in Italy. I love Brunello. It’s a vibrant explosion of flavors that include licorice, cherry, and spices. You can find it at Costco for $38 and more at wine shops. But let it breathe at least an hour. If you don’t have patience and need an instant sip, it will taste and smell like warm swamp water.