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Tag Archives: tasting
Thank God for Friends – there when you need them.
I’ve been away from this blog for a bit…all good intentions to write, and then something inevitably comes up. Life has a way of kicking you when you’re down. I’m not sure if any can relate, but it seems that … Continue reading
Posted in Personal Stories, Tasting Tagged classmates, fair, friends, friendship, hard, Italy, life, monthly, Nerello Mascalese, Sicily, tasting, tough, wine, wine tasting 4 Comments
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
With my next trip to Italy imminent, and to prep “inquiring minds” for some of the native varieties I’ll get to taste, I thought I would give a brief ‘winey’ overview of the region and the native grapes therein. Despite … Continue reading
Posted in Joy of Wine, Life and Education, Tasting, Tasting and Tours Tagged Austria, blessed, border, castle, Dolomites, education, Friuli, Friuliano, Italy, Malvasia Istriana, Picolit, Pignolo, Refosco del penduncolo, Rosso, Schioppettino, Slovenia, tasting, Tazzelenghe, Tocai, travel, Verduzzo, Vitovska, work Leave a comment
Livin’ the Dream…
I know…it’s been some time since I’ve been here, and I could give a thousand excuses, but I’m sure many reading would scoff, as most are just as busy as I am! In sharing this post, I can say that … Continue reading
Posted in Joy of Wine, Personal Stories, wine Tagged busy, career, Christmas, Cividale del Friuli, dream, Edmonton, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, fulfulled, goals, Hicks Fine Wines, holiday, Italy, life, Open House, season, St. Albert, tasting, Venice Leave a comment