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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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

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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

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Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #20 – Toro, Spain

If I’m gonna drink Tempranillo, I’d rather have Toro. Seriously. Tempranillo takes on many hats in Spain and in Toro, it’s called Tinto de Toro, and a Tempranillo taste of its own. There’s not a lot of Tinto de Toro’s … Continue reading

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Zind Humbrecht: A Vertical of one of the world’s greatest Pinot Gris

Vinitaly is not just about Italian wine. I had the rare opportunity and privilege to be part of a group to taste a 20 year vertical of Pinot Gris from the Clos-Saint-Urbain Rangen de Thann Grand Cru vineyard. For me, … Continue reading

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VINITALY and the City

Verona is in full buzz mode now with likely an extra 150,000 people in town for the annual VinItaly wine festival. And this is the 50th year, so it’s even more special and exciting. The Piazzas are full, and it’s … Continue reading

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