Tag Archives: food

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

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

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Dessert and wine pairing suggestions

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

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2011 Tenute Loacker – Raetinello – IGT Alto Adige

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

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

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

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