Category Archives: Italian Wines

Fabulous Valpolicella – Our Most Excellent European Adventure: Part 2

After our delightful and brief visit to Lugano (see Part 1), Switzerland, we motored on through Lombardia, Italy toward the amazing wine country of Valpolicella. Along the way we stopped for lunch in Bergamo (less than 2 hours drive from … Continue reading

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Lugano Switzerland – Our Most Excellent European Adventure: Part 1

We just returned from nearly a month in Europe. The next series of posts will highlight our travel adventures and offer tips, tricks and recommendations on our favorite ways to enjoy these amazing locations in Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia … Continue reading

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Tasting Barolo in the Piemonte – the Langhe

The Langhe is a hilly area in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. It is famous for its wines, cheeses, and truffles—particularly the white truffles of Alba. The countryside remains largely agrarian and is highly regarded for its vineyards which produce, predominantly, Nebbiolo grapes … Continue reading

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Mangiare, bere vino e essere felici! Eat, drink wine and be merry!!

A recent trip to Puglia, (the Italians call Apulia), and an even more recent wine event in San Francisco highlighted the advances being made in quality and marketing of these complex and interesting wines.  Puglia is bounded on the east … Continue reading

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Summer in Winters – Hot Time in the OldTown

As mentioned in a recent post, Winters, a small city of about 6500 people in southwestern Yolo County is a place to see and be seen.   First settled in 1842 and subsequently established as a town in 1875 she finally … Continue reading

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Magic at Groto de Corgnan – Valpolicella

The Groto de Corgnan was briefly mentioned in a recent blog titled Lombardia to Veneto and Verona.  In that blog a promise was made to return to the subject of the Groto and its proprietors Giorgio and Martina Soave, the magician and his … Continue reading

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Lombardia to Veneto and Verona

If you’re keeping track, we just left Lago di Como and are enroute to vicinity Verona in the Veneto.  We knew that Bergamo was on our route and we planned to stop there for an early afternoon snack before continuing … Continue reading

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