The Maculan Pino and Toi Veneto 2010 ($5.99 PLCB code: 32270) is a fantastically good value for a summer white quaffing wine! Hailing from the Veneto Region of North East Italy, this wine is less known than many of the Veneto’s most popular wine types (Prosecco, Amarone and Valopolicella to name a few) but the … Continue reading Stock up for Summer – Maculan Pino and Toi Veneto 2010
Ca’Stella Pinot Grigio, Friuli Italy 2009 ($13) – Hailing from Italy’s most North-East Region of Friuli, an area well known for white wines, this affordable Pinot Grigio embodies everything I look for and expect in an Italian Pinot Grigio – the wine-makers (I believe wisely) ferment their fruit only in stainless steel tanks to maintain … Continue reading Ca’Stella Pinot Grigio, Friuli Italy 2009
Just back from another fun Wine and Cheese Cruise – had some very interesting wine and cheese combinations with a diverse and interesting group of people. The Spanish Cava and Fluer Verte was a wonderful surprise and the Shiraz and King Island “Roaring 40s” Blue was stunning. As the saying goes: “What grows together goes … Continue reading Wine and Cheese – Great Combinations!
Wow – what fun flavor combinations we had for this Italian-themed cruise – as always, my cheese-expert pal David Bennett chose cheese from the same country as the wines – we tried to obtain traditional, ‘old-world’ style wines to express traditional Italian flavors – no Super-Tuscans in this tasting! Feel free to post questions and … Continue reading Wines and Cheeses from Italy river cruise – Delicioso!