Category: Italy
Taking the Taste Challenge

A while back I wrote about a tasting event that I participated in that was hosted by the folks at WineTwits. The tasting was a blogger event that featured a blind tasting of several Australian Shiraz wines. One of the unique features of the tasting was the way that it combined local live tasting events, Twitter tasting, and a video [...]

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If Tonight Were My Last Meal on Earth…

Tonight my wife made lasagna for dinner, and when I say "made", I mean that she placed a Stouffer's Lasagna in the oven. It was one of those nights, where neither of us had the energy to really cook dinner, so the easy solution was pretty intriguing.   I find that Garfield and I have quite a bit in common [...]

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Doing Things the Right Way – Il Palazzone

Those of you who have been reading my blog recently are already aware of the fact that I have some interest in the question of organic wine and wine made by producers who are interested in sustainability.  There has been some great discussion in some of the past posts on the subject, and I was especially interested in some comments [...]

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Review: Some Good Pizza Wine – 2008 Collezione di Paolo Chianti

A friend of mine is a member of the Wall Street Journal wine club and recently asked me if I would like to go in with him on a case of Italian wines.  One of the wines that I received from my half of the order was a 2008 Collezione di Paolo Chianti.  When the menu calls for pizza, this [...]

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