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White Wines of the Alto Adige that can Age

A few years ago Michele and I were in Italy and drove north from Lake Garda to the Alto Adige. As we left the city of Trentino and headed toward Bolzano (Bolzen), the countryside started to look more German than Italian.   979 more words

Alto Adige


There are two things I discovered in Reggio Emilia, one is the Erbazzone, a kind of light savory tart filled with spinaches and other vegetables and the other is, something I usually don’t appreciate very much (and eat rarely), the sausage, but coming in this city I changed idea once I enjoyed the… 411 more words

Cross Fashion

Sweet and Savory, and Fresh

A few weeks ago, I riffed off an old Asimov column in the New York Times on two metacategories for wine: sweet and savory. I’d been feeling that there’s a third aspect that’s just as important: … 100 more words

Hofstatter - 20/03/2012

Kolbenhoff Gewurztraminer 2010
A nice subtle and earthy density, quite bold and textural without sweetness or overt viscosity.

Barthenau Vigna Ste. Michelle Pinot Bianco 2009… 99 more words

Tasting Notes

Alto Adige: high above San Francisco

A couple days ago I got on the glass elevator at the west end of the lobby in the Westin St. Francis Hotel in Union Square, and headed up to Victor’s ballroom on the 32nd floor. 1,414 more words

Trentino-Alto Adige