Recent Standouts: Hofstätter, Le Bèrne, Chiarli, Tabarrini, …

I recently had a glass of fabulous Pinot nero at Cantinetta Luca, one of my very favorite Italian restaurants within reasonably close proximity to where I live. On perusing the by-the-glass list, my eye was immediately drawn to the Pinot nero from Alto Adige but then I saw all kinds of other interesting stuff: Gaglioppo, … Continue reading Recent Standouts: Hofstätter, Le Bèrne, Chiarli, Tabarrini, …

Vinitaly 2010: Day 1. Come Telepass: tutte le porte sono aperte per ti. (Like Telepass: all gates are open for you.)

Aaahhhh, it was so easy.  I got to ride with my friend, Roberto, to Veronafiere and! he got me in for free.   On the way in he asked “Do you like sparkling wines?”  My response, “Well my favorite is Franciacorta.  I enjoy Prosecco, a few other Italian sparklers, and of course Cava from Spain.  Just … Continue reading Vinitaly 2010: Day 1. Come Telepass: tutte le porte sono aperte per ti. (Like Telepass: all gates are open for you.)