Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Pinot Grigio Peter Zemmer

A crisp, clean, Pinot Grigio machine that’s an instant winner. Need a little chill after working in the garden, like I just did? This will straighten out all of the kinks and give you extreme satisfaction as you look over your latest seasonal developments. Moments like this put the moments into memorable… 2015 Pinot Grigio […]

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A Lesson in Old World and New World Wines

Some believe that winemakers have a sense of their wines and sommeliers have a sense of their place. Let’s explore that through wines that I tasted side by side with a group of wine pros with Old World and New World comparatives. Old World ~ Primitivo 2008 Primitivo Rosso IGT Puglia ~ With the high […]

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Verona ~ Who Are You, Anyway? ~ seconda parte #IAMarone

[The map of Italy, with the Vento region highlighted, is borrowed from the Italylogue.com Website.] My husband said to me, “You don’t know what Amarone wine is?” like I really should know. “No,” I answered, “I don’t have a clue.” With the last 25 years of my life devoted to learning about and working with […]

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Wine of the Week ~ A Juicy Cadre of Rosés

Einstein’s brain, upon examination, revealed that he had an extra-ordinary connection network. For each memory, his patterns were like looking at the interconnections of a busy railroad yard. To really begin to gain info about wines, reading their unique stories, where they’re from, who made them and why, tasting them… These are the interconnections of […]

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One of 80 and darned happy to be #IAMarone

Do I love adventure? I have wings on my feet, if you don’t know. And I’m a storyteller, which you may also not know… So, this Email arrived. Hi Jo, Cesari Vineyard of Verona, one of the finest Vineyards of the Valpolicella region is celebrating 80 years of producing some of Italy’s greatest wines this […]

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A New Book From Dick Rosano ~ The Secret of Altamura

If you’re looking for a wine county novel to read, Dick Rosano’s books won’t disappoint you. He’s an excellent author.

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I Just Met a Most Talented Woman ~ Gambero Rosso 30th Anniversary

Are you in Seattle, or close by? This is an event for you. First, how it happened that I’ve written this one. You can also jump to MAIN ATTRACTION below. There we were, meeting in Cousteaux Bakery in Healdsburg, CA, for the first time. We’ve know each other over the years, as compatriots in wine […]

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Wine of the Week ~ NV Valdo Prosecco

NV Valdo Prosecco, Demoninazione dorigine Controllata Brut Bubbles, we’ve got bubbles, we’ve got lots and lots of bubbles. This wine was really enjoyed. I hadn’t ever heard of Valdo, but now I have. I’m really getting turned on to wines from around the world and I feel like Sir Francis Drake. It’s a great adventure […]

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Hello, this is Piedmonte calling, I’m sure you hear me now, right?

Simply Italian 2015 US Tour, continued… These are the people and brands that I found to be extremely engaging, soulful, and my pleasure to have met at the Simply Italian 2015 US Tour. Produced by the Italian Wine & Style Promotion company this past October, it was held in San Francisco’s opulent Fairmont Hotel. All […]

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Hello, this is Piedmonte calling, can you hear me now?

Simply Italian 2015 US Tour, continued… These are the people and brands that I found to be extremely engaging, soulful, and my pleasure to have met at the Simply Italian 2015 US Tour. Produced by the Italian Wine & Style Promotion company this past October, it was held in San Francisco’s opulent Fairmont Hotel. All […]