Today is a beautiful day in Cortina without a cloud in the sky. VinoVip 2013 has an interesting program of seminars and tastings. I opted for the blind tasting this morning and seminars in the afternoon. It will be interesting to see how I do in this competition.
During the past month I have had the opportunity to taste wonderful Italian wines from the Alto Adige and Chianti but the tasting that most impressed me, certainly in terms elegance and splendor was the Wines of Argentina event for Malbec Day on April 17. The tasting offered wines from 20 producers as well as... Continue Reading →
For breakfast this past Saturday, a group of fortunate bloggers and I had wines from Brazil. While it certainly doesn't sound like an onerous task, at times it can be if you have to taste very heavy wines. Luckily, none of the wines we tasted were too heavy although all the wineries were proponents of... Continue Reading →
Apparently Waiheke is one of the hotspots in the New York Times 2013 travel section. Too bad, I thought it was a secret. Kidding aside, I wish I had pictures of this splendid island from a trip there but alas that is not the case. What I do have are nice impressions of the wines... Continue Reading →
C'era una volta (once upon a time) is a phrase that reminds me of stories from childhood certainly but also of how people lived at a certain period of time. I am in Italy for work and have had the pleasure to spend the day with a number of producers of the Colli Aretini, part... Continue Reading →
Today I had the occasion to stop by Domenico Valentino's Tank Sampling at I Trulli. Although I was only there for a short time, I got to taste some fabulous wines including this week's pick Castello di Verduno Pelaverga Basadone. I really liked this wine both on the nose and the palate. It wasn't heavy... Continue Reading →
Today is National Champagne Day I was told by a retailer's email in my inbox. For me, every day could be national champagne day. I love sparkling wine, adore Champagne and have a passion for bubbly that transcends all else. That said, I have my favorites and am always on the look out for new... Continue Reading →