Tag Archives: Italian Wines

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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Yolo – A County of Bounty

There are many counties in California that demand one’s attention.  Each has its own special attractions for visitors.  Perhaps one of the fastest rising stars, however, is Yolo County, located just west of Sacramento.  Yolo (originally spelled Yola after the … Continue reading

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Culinary Institute of America Hosts 1st Annual bASH

Appellation St. Helena (ASH) provides first class events to promote this historic and idyllic American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Napa Valley.   One of Napa’s many sub-appellations, St. Helena is beautiful, historic and quaint.   As the “birthplace” of the Napa Valley wine industry, it … Continue reading

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Artisano – Three’s the Charm

Artisano celebrated it’s third annual festival the weekend of 18-19 November at the Events Center, Vintners Inn/John Ash & Co.  The previous years festivals were held behind the Geyserville Inn, in Geyserville earlier in October.  The weekend of activities focuses on small … 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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From Sonoma to Lombardia

As I indicated in “About”, although Sonoma is my usual happy writing venue, a major exception is when my photog (wife) and I venture to Italy which is where we have been for the past two weeks.  Two wonderful but … Continue reading

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