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Wine + Food + Travel = A Really Great Trip!
When I ask people about if they’ve had any Italian wine, the first two answers they give are Chianti and Prosecco. And when visiting, most have gone, and/or had tours set up to Tuscany, Rome and of course Venice. Tuscany, … Continue reading
Posted in Joy of Wine, Life and Education, wine Tagged Alba, Asti, Barbaresco, Barolo, experience, food, gastronomic, grapes, local, Monferatto, Moscato, tasting, travel, vineyards, wine, wine tasting, winery Leave a comment
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
Posted in Life and Education, Tasting, wine Tagged Aglianico, Amarone, arneis, Barbaresco, Barolo, Basilicata, bellone, Collisioni, consorzio, Emilia-Romagna, Family, favorita, festival, food, Lazio, local, Marche, Piedmont, professionals, project, region, tasting, Veneto, visit, wine, winemakers, winery, women in wine, youth 1 Comment
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
Posted in Tasting, Varietals, wine Tagged autochthonous, Cialla, estate, Family, Friuli, Italy, legal, local, native, old vine, opportunity, Prepotto, producer, Roncho di Cialla, Schioppettino, tasting, wine Leave a comment
Friuli – More Than Just White Wine
When one thinks of wines from Friuli, white wine is typically the first thing that comes to mind. On my recent trip tip Friuli-Venezie Giulia, I had opportunity to dive into the indigenous red grapes of the region and taste … Continue reading
Posted in Life and Education, Tasting and Tours, wine Tagged Colli orientalli, Corso, extinct, Friuli, indigenous, local, passion, Pignolo, producer, rare, Refosco, Slovenia, Tazzelenghe, Terrano Leave a comment
Seen and Heard YEG
I recently had the opportunity to sit with Karen Unland, journalist and freelancer extraordinaire, rounding up local blogs and podcasts and writing about it all in her own blog and podcast! This is a community growing daily, and becoming an … Continue reading
Posted in Joy of Wine, Life and Education, Personal Stories Tagged blog, local, podcast, roundup, seenandheard, writing, YEG Leave a comment