Tag Archives: VinItaly

So….What’s Next?

There haven’t been many posts as of late. Upon my return from South Africa, the studying began again in earnest as I prepared to write (yet again) the exam for Italian Wine Expert.   After the heartbreaking result of 89 … Continue reading

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Tenuta di Capezzana

One of the great things about Vinitaly is being invited to specific producer booths and getting to taste some of those wines that might be “under the table”. Not just anyone gets to taste. It’s the “good stuff” that gets … Continue reading

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Rare Native Wine Grapes of France

I’m a wine geek. I fully admit this and I’m actually quite proud of it. I love weird and wonderful grape varieties, especially Italian ones. There are however, a few from France that I was able to taste at Vinitaly … 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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