• #wine #winetasting,  Veneto,  Venezia

    #Asolo Prosecco: Taste the Difference 

    Asolo is a small town located in the Veneto region of Italy, about 50 kilometers northwest of Venice. Said to be the “Pearl of the Province of Treviso” and the “City of a Hundred Horizons” due to its stunning, panoramic views of the Venetian plain, the Dolomites, and the Alps.  In fact, Asolo is known to be one of the most pristine and attractive towns in all of Italy, and recognized for its beautiful medieval architecture, stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys, and rich cultural heritage. There is no wonder why Asolo became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2020. The town’s historical center is dominated by the…

  • #wine #winetasting,  #WiningHour Feature,  events,  food and wine

    Slow Wine: A Journey Through Artisanal Craftsmanship

    Slow Wine refers to a coalition that strives to emphasize quality over quantity and to promote sustainable and organic practices in winemaking. Slow Wine is a celebration of artisanal craftsmanship, encouraging consumers to savor and appreciate wine as more than just an alcoholic beverage, but as a reflection of culture, terroir, and tradition.  Central to the ethos of the Slow Wine Coalition is the concept of terroir, or the unique combination of soil, climate, and geography that imbues each wine with its distinctive character. By honoring and respecting the terroir, winemakers produce wines that speak eloquently of their origin, enabling exploration of the nuances of different regions and grape varieties.…

  • #Toscana,  #Tuscany,  #wine #winetasting,  #WiningHour Feature

    Wining Hour Feature: I Veroni Chianti Rùfina

    Chianti, in Tuscany, Italy, is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Most people are familiar with the rolling hills of Tuscany and the wine that historically came in a fiasco, the classic straw baskets that encased the wine to protect the thin glass bottles during shipping and to help them stand upright. This month, my “Wining Hour” features two elegant wines from Cantina I Veroni in Chianti Rùfina.  The Territory: Chianti Rùfina The Chianti region spans across the Tuscan provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.  The Chianti Classico Consorzio has recently adopted 11 new sub zones or UGAs: Castellina, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole, Greve,…

  • #wine #winetasting,  Veneto,  Venezia

    Would you be mine, Valpolicella Ripasso? #FamigliaPasqua 

    Okay, I confess. We all know that Italian wines hold a special place in my heart. However, I also have a thing for both the region and the wines of Valpolicella, which is nestled in the heart of the Veneto region in northern Italy.  Here’s why. Valpolicella is more than its captivating landscape of rolling hills, valleys and gentle slopes, where history, tradition, and natural beauty converge. Valpolicella also refers to the exceptional wines of the region. Speaking of exceptional wines, my heart is leaning towards a certain Valpolicella Ripasso. This February, I want Valpolicella Ripasso not just in my heart, but in my wine glass. For several reasons, I…

  • #Toscana,  #Tuscany,  #wine #winetasting,  campania,  Greece,  Piedmont,  travel

    The Quintessential Mediterranean Aperitivo

    Some call it an Aperitif. Others refer to it as an Aperitivo. An aperitif or aperitivo is an alcoholic beverage, typically served before a meal, with the purpose of stimulating the appetite. It is often enjoyed as a pre-dinner drink to awaken the taste buds, cleanse the palate and prepare the stomach for the meal to come.  Aperitifs are a significant part of many cultures, especially in European countries like Italy, France, Spain and Greece, where the ritual of enjoying an aperitif before a meal is deeply ingrained in the social and culinary traditions. They serve as a delightful way to relax, socialize, and set the mood for a pleasant…

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