Fun Summer Food Pairings with Collio White Wines

Since traveling to Friuli wasn’t going to be possible this year, I decided to do the next best thing: bring it to me! The long, warm days of summer are perfect for enjoying this fantastic region’s varietal gems: from Friulano, Ribolla gialla, and Malvasia to Pinot bianco, Pinot grigio and of course, the charming Collio … Continue reading Fun Summer Food Pairings with Collio White Wines

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

Ribolla Gialla: Ribolla di Oslavia & George Vare Ribolla

A couple of spare days between visiting Alto Adige and returning to Barolo during the fall of 2013 led me to the hilly vineyards in the far eastern stretches of Friuli. It was there that I discovered the remarkable Collio DOC zone and the true potential of the Ribolla gialla grape. Dating back to the … Continue reading Ribolla Gialla: Ribolla di Oslavia & George Vare Ribolla