Tag Archives : food


Quick Travel Update + Must-Try: 2009 Cantine Due Palme – Selvarossa Riserva 19

Hello from Bologna! I had a good flight to Florence and after visiting half a day in the city I took a high-speed train to Bologna – the capital city of the Emilia Romagna. Just half a day in Florence? Well I’ll go back to Florence next week and I’ve actually visited the city a […]

Breakfast the Italian-Way: Brioche and Cappuccino

2011 Tenute Loacker - Tasnim - IGT Alto Adige

Food & Wine Pairing: Grilled Shrimp 34

Food & Wine Pairing: Grilled Shrimp There is no better way to enjoy summer than with delicious grilled shrimp paired with a fantastic white wine. That’s why A Pug In The Kitchen and Vino In Love teamed up for a food & wine pairing project. Suzanne, an amazing cook and the author of A Pug […]


Dessert and wine pairing suggestions 48

After having a conversation with Suzanne about Ben Rye, a Passito di Pantelleria, and possible dessert pairings, I decided that this was a good occasion to write a more detailed post about pairing desserts with wine. Suzanne writes a fantastic food blog. Why don’t you give it a visit? Maybe you find your favorite recipe […]

Parmigiano Reggiano

2011 Tenute Loacker - Raetinello - IGT Alto Adige

2011 Tenute Loacker – Raetinello – IGT Alto Adige 8

Recently I tried another wine from Tenute Loacker, which to frequent readers will be no stranger. A while ago I stumbled over a bottle of 2011 Raetinello  – a young red wine from Loacker’s Schwarhof estate in South Tyrol. Raetinello is produced with 100% Schiava grapes. Schiava is an autochthonous grape from South Tyrol. Since in […]


2007 Cusumano – noà – Sicilia IGT 6

Cusumano is after Planeta Sicily’s most well-known winery. They bottle 2.500.000 bottles each year and make 14 different wines. Cusumano also  manufactures olive oil as well as grappa. noà is Cusomano’s flagship wine. The winery even has its own iOS app which can be downloaded for free in Apple’s app store. noà has a cuvée […]

2007 Cusumano - noà - Sicilia IGT

2004 Lorenzo Accomasso - Vigneto Rocchette - Barolo DOCG

2004 Lorenzo Accomasso – Vigneto Rocchette – Barolo DOCG and 2008 Terre Da Vino – Barolo – Barolo DOCG 6

Barolo – “the wine of kings, the king of wines” Before the mid 19th century Barolo used to be a sweet red wine. That changed around 1850 when the vintners started producing a dry red wine. Starting from the mid 19th century the nobility of Turin (capital city of Piedmont) and the ruling house of Savoy […]


2007 Tenuta Torre Raone – San Zopito – Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC

Today I have some tasting notes for you from a wine that has its home in the Italian region Abruzzo. San Zopito is a red wine produced by Tenuta Torre Raone which. The winery is from a small town just outside of Pescara. The winery manufactures four red and four white wines. All their wines […]

Tenuta Torre Raone - San Zopito - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC