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From what I’ve been told, I ruffled more than a few feathers with my post from last month on the incongruous nature of pairing big bold (Californian-style) red wine and Texas bbq… 595 more words
Above: I’ve always admired Stefano Cinelli Colombini’s writing and the “voice” that he has given to Montalcino and its wines.
Ever since I realized that I was never going to make a decent living by translating and writing about Italian poetry (one of the great passions of my intellectual life), I’ve tried to find ways to incorporate my academic interests into my work as a wine blogger for hire. 519 more words
Above: my Franciacorta Real Story tasting in San Diego at Jaynes Gastropub was a blast.
Franciacorta has two things in common with Champagne: the classic method and two grape varieties. 218 more words
At Osteria Francescana "Our cellar is not a museum where you kneel before this producer or that label." Contrast over harmony...
I really enjoyed translating this post today for my clients and friends at Bele Casel.
In it, Osteria Francescana wine director Giuseppe Palmieri (above) discusses his approach to wine pairing and his list at the Michelin three star, a restaurant considered by many to be the best in Italy right now. 146 more words
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to taste Franciacorta last week in California. I’ll be posting a report on all three tastings over on the Franciacorta Real Story blog later this week. 885 more words