food and wine

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    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.…

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    Wining and Dining with Bacchus

    Recently, I had the honor of joining The Italian Trade & Investment Agency (ITA), as they hosted Dining with Bacchus. Bacchus is the God of Wine & Pleasure, and this event did not fall short in living up to that name! Dining with Bacchus was a sensational Italian wine & food tasting dinner designed to educate key industry players on Italian wines and their adaptability to various culinary pairings. This event was in conjunction with the recent celebration of World Week of Italian Cuisine (Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo). The Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of Italian companies abroad and promotes the…

  • food and wine,  Veneto

    Chiaretto di Bardolino Classico and Grilled Shrimp

    Chiaretto: Light, Crisp and Versatile It’s a revolution!  Rosé has become a culture or a way of life, and many just cannot get enough of this pink juice. From France, Germany, Austria and New Zealand to Napa, Long Island, Washington and Oregon, there is a style of rosé, rosato or rosado to suit every palate and budget. Chiaretto is how Italians do rosé. Chiaretto is produced in Bardolino, which is in Northern Italy, along the shores of Lake Garda, approximately 25 kilometers from Verona.  Chiaretto dates back to the 19th century and was one of the first Italian appellations to receive DOC status (1968). The Bardolino area of wine production…

  • food and wine,  Lombardy,  travel

    A Taste of Valtellina with Nino Negri and Carpaccio #Vino #Travel #Italy

    High Altitude Wines of Distinction Valtellina Valley, Italy Photo Credit: Valtellina may be one of Italy’s lesser known regions, but it is truly a hidden gem.  I was able to spend some time in Tirano, one of Valtellina’s main towns, on my way to the Swiss Alps.  Located in the northernmost part of Lombardy, it borders Switzerland in the North and also shares borders with Piedmont, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto and Emilia Romagna.  This places Valtellina in a strategic position as it is a crossroads for trade, travel and optimal cultural diversity.  From breathtaking landscapes consisting of lakes, mountains, hills, waterfalls, valleys and vineyards to parks, nature preserves, thermal spas and skiing…

  • food and wine,  travel,  Veneto

    A Venetian Holiday: Wine, Food, Tradition

    Sagre, Mercati, Cibo e Vino in Veneto  Mercatini di Natale, Verona Veneto, also known as Venezia, is the beautiful region in northeast Italy,bordering Austria & Slovania, and extending from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea.  The Veneto has 7 provinces: Belluno, Padua, Rovigo, Treviso, Venice,  Verona and Vicenza. Venice (Venezia), of course, is the regional capital city, which is also appropriately referred to as the “City of Water” or “Floating City,” due to its islands and Grand Canal, and for being situated on the Venetian lagoon.  Venice, Verona, Vicenza and the Botanical Gardens in Padua are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  These are beautiful and outstanding places to see when…

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