• #wine #winetasting,  Friuli Venezia Giulia,  Veneto,  Venezia

    Wining Hour Feature: Friuli Wines of Attems Estate

    Italy produces some remarkable white wines, especially the white wines produced in the northern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.  In fact, Friuli is considered to be the very birthplace of modern Italian white winemaking.  This month, I am featuring two delightful white wines from Attems Estate in Friuli: Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc.  Friuli Venezia Giulia is Italy’s north-easternmost region.  It borders Austria, Slovenia, Veneto and the Adriatic Sea. The region has diverse climates, as it ranges from warm (due to Adriatic Sea breezes) to mild and Alpine. The terrain is equally diverse, composed of mountains, hills and coastal plains. Naturally then, there is a variety of soils. In…

  • food and wine,  Friuli Venezia Giulia,  travel

    Friulian Pinot Grigio and Roasted Branzino #Wine #Travel

    Italy’s Gateway to Eastern Europe Friuli, also known as Friuli Venezia Giulia, is a small region in the northeastern tip of Italy. Although it is one of the smallest regions, it has a huge impact.  This little region, west of Veneto, is the connector, or gateway to central Europe, as it borders Austria and Slovenia. As a result, Italian is spoken, along with some Friulan Slovene dialects near the eastern border. Fruili is characterized by a diverse terrain, consisting of mountains (Fruilan Dolomites, Carnic and Julian Alps), pastures, streams, lakes, lagoons and a beautiful coastline.  It’s main city is Trieste. The economy is based on local crafts, farming and tourism…

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