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Marco Felluga Russiz Superiore Pinot bianco from Collio

I really could have waited to open this.¬†But I was making my favorite Friulian appetizer and the bottle¬†was yelling from its resting place, "me, me! open me!" So I did. Marco Felluga Russiz Superiore Pinot bianco 2013. Collio DOC. Pinot bianco 100%. A beautiful, deep, transparent, gold color. It smells of dandelions, lemongrass, beeswax, and … Continue reading Marco Felluga Russiz Superiore Pinot bianco from Collio

Nebbiolo Prima 2016: making new friends

Last May was my third go-round at Nebbiolo Prima, one of the most important Italian wine summits of the year. At this annual blind tasting and pre-marketing event, Albeisa, the Unione Produttori Vini Albesi (Union of Producers of wines from the Alba area), hosts about 100 journalists from all over the world for one week … Continue reading Nebbiolo Prima 2016: making new friends

What is a wine brand?

If you're a follower of my blog, you might know that I am currently working towards my WSET Diploma, which is like an advanced wine business degree. It is a long process of schooling: courses, tastings, exams, papers, etc. My latest research topic was wine branding and whether it is beneficial to consumers, producers, both, … Continue reading What is a wine brand?