Cab Franc in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Italy Cabernet Franc in the world is the focus of this month's #WinePW blogging group. Our host Wendy Klik decided that in honor of #CabFrancDay which we celebrated on December 4th, we should look at this grape that was used primarily as a blending grape for Bordeaux until being bottled as a lone varietal in Chinon, France.... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Lis Neris Turns 140!

This is an old photo of Alvaro and his daughter Federica from Lis Neris at Vinitaly in 2008. I met Alvaro in 2007 and consider him a friend. His winery is celebrating their 140th year, 1879-2019. I got to spend some time speaking with Alvaro this week at the various Slow Wine events where I was working for... Continue Reading →

Tre Bicchieri Tasting Today

Today is the Tre Bicchieri tasting. Although people are constantly critical of these types of shows or of awards in general, no one can say they don't give us wine geeks the chance to try a lot of great wine. The show organized by Gambero Rosso gave out over 400 awards of three glasses,their top... Continue Reading →

Super Whites Tasted At Del Posto

A fabulous tasting took place a couple of weekends agp at Del Posto. Super whites or white wines from Friuli Venezia Giulia were shown and they were exquisite. I was there for Lis Neris, Alvaro Pecorari's winery in San Lorenzo which I have mentioned many times on this blog. Alvaro is a real cult figure... Continue Reading →

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