Category Archives: Tasting

Collisioni – A collision of music, wine…and food!

Collisioni 2017 is in the books with successful concerts from Placebo and Robbie Williams, readings from poets, authors and actors, and copious amounts of wine tasted along with a new initiative this year:  Progetto Food. For me, this was my … Continue reading

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The World of Yalumba

In 1849, a vineyard was planted in Angaston, South Australia, which now makes Yalumba the oldest Australian family winery. Yalumba is also part of an elite group of families in Australia, called ‘First Families of Wine’, with the 12 families … Continue reading

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An Evening with Catena Wines

Last week, my boss and I were privileged to be two of only six guests for dinner and a tasting of some exclusive (higher-end) wines from the Bodega Catena Zapata of Argentina. Anyone who knows me, will know that Argentine … Continue reading

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Ode to a Riesling

Riesling: you either love them or hate them. I have a cautious love with Riesling. There are few and far between that I truly enjoy, appreciate, and yes…love. Andreas Bender is a German producer from the Mosel with property in … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Forget Schioppettino!

Friuli is well known for their fabulous whites, but on my recent trip to the region, we imbibed in the reds of the regions, and likely the most famous, is Schioppettino (Sk-YIP-a-TEENO). There are many producers of this fine grape, and … Continue reading

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