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MOST RECENT

I got, happily, in way over my head thinking about what @johnszaboms ‘s Volcanic Wines Conference this spring means for the wines of Italy’s Soave, Vesuvius and Vulture, in my latest for ForbesLife. Link as always in profile. #winesofitaly #nativegrapesofitaly #nativegrapes #winesofveneto #winesofcampania #winesofbasilicata #volcanicwines

Not complex. Yet so delicious and affordable. What a great patio wine, or in my case, a post- tennis wine. Tasty, affordable, refreshing. #winesofveneto #custozawine #castelnuovo @wcwinesoregon #italianwines #biancodicustoza

Vertical tasting of Tommasi Amarone Cl spanning 23 years. Wine is people, and we thoroughly enjoyed tasting with all of you! Thanks #Repost @susanhillaryg
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The elegant, perfumed beauty of Tommasi Amarone starts with its appropriately delicate color and runs through floral, cherried, minty, cedar, spices across 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1995. Difficult years 1995 and 2003 shine among the other beauties here. Also (2, 3), how I felt, plus bowls of fried anchovies, post-tasting. #winesofveneto #winesofitaly #molinara #theimportanceofmolinara #tommasiwine

The elegant, perfumed beauty of Tommasi Amarone starts with its appropriately delicate color and runs through floral, cherried, minty, cedar, spices across 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1995. Difficult years 1995 and 2003 shine among the other beauties here. Also (2, 3), how I felt, plus bowls of fried anchovies, post-tasting. #winesofveneto #winesofitaly #molinara #theimportanceofmolinara #tommasiwine

Thirty years of Masi Amarone tasted via four years (1988, 1995, 1997, 2007) and two crus: Vaio Armaron (naturally larger-bodied, humid, touched by botrytis, sweet fruit) and Mazzano (450m up, windswept valley so never botrytis, herbal). 2007s are unbelievably young, and if I had to choose just one: oh that 1988 Mazzano. #molinara #theimportanceofmolinara #nativegrapes #winesofitaly #amarone #winesofveneto

Uutta vuosikertaa luvassa #villediantane #winesofveneto

There are times, when you come across a cuisine, which either introduces you for the first time, to the much aclaimed thrill of a good 'food - wine' pairing or reinforces your belief in the same. Here's one such one. The Italian dish in the frame is named 'Tomino' and is 'Cheese & sauteed mushrooms over toasted bread in white truffle oil' paired with a Prosecco (a sparkling wine from Italy - sometimes casually (albeit incorrectly) also termed as an 'Italian Champagne' by laymen. The light and delicate Bubbly (another way of naming a Sparkling Wine) with its refreshing Acidity (marked by a watery rush on sides of the mouth after a sipping) balances the greasy mushrooms & cheese and in the process accentuates the flavours of the dish multi folds. Try this combination for a fine gastronomic revelation.

#foodandwine #wine #finedining #sparklingwine #bubbly #italianwine #winesofitaly #greekcheese #mushrooms #sauteedmushrooms #toastedbread #winenight #truffleoil #truffle #prosecco #glera @artusi_ristoranti #artusiristorante #ig_wine #instawine #winesofinstagram #winepassion #vin #emiliaromagna #veneto #winesofveneto #winerestaurant

Amarone and burgers? You bet! Portobello mushrooms filled with blue cheese and topped with truffle scented Angus burgers. @masiwines #whodoesntlovetruffles #i❤️amarone #winesofitaly #winesofveneto #bluecheesebaby #amaronewine #portobellomushrooms

"The DOCG Piave Malanotte is named after Borgo Malanotte, a medieval town, the heart of the production of this wine. In this territory, the cultivation of the vine dates back to 181 b.C., and was then supported by the Republic of Venice. [...] #winesofveneto

I tasted and thought about 2014 Amarone della Valpolicella, the wine’s latest release. And about that year’s and last year’s difficult weather in Italy and what it all might mean. My latest for ForbesLife: story via link in bio. #amarone #valpolicella #nativegrapes #winesofveneto #winesofitaly

About last night... a celebration and family day dinner! Some #damntastyplates rolled out by vivo restaurant @vivoristoranteyeg; their classic grilled Caesar, the tomato and prawns risotto, and the melt in your mouth agnello (lamb). Started with a bottle of the Bisol Desiderio Jeio Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG, and closed with the #2015vintage Bussola Valpolicella Classico. Both from the Veneto, both great pours... balanced, clean and a good reflection of the wine from the region.
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#vivoristorante #vivoristoranteyeg #yeg #aziendaagricolatomassobussola #bussola #valpolicellaclassico #valpolicella #bisol #jeio #valdobbiaddene #proseccodocg #venetowines #winesofveneto #glera #rondinella #corvina #molinara #corvinone #wineandfood #ifpgallery #wineandfoodpairing #italianfood #italianwine #risotto #agnello #lamb #whosyourwinedaddy

A run-through of Amarone’s long style evolution AND recognizability. From 1950 (Alberto Bolla; pine, clove, fading but spry and dignified) and 1969 (Montresor; sharp clove and mostarda-reminiscent fruit, round, nice bitter finish) when they were still considered Recioto, to the unpictured 80s which included noticeable minerality in a 1983 juicy prune and spice Santa Sofia poured from decanter, then 1990s and early 2000s for deep balsamic, plummy, dense and opaque, to land at a pictured 2010 Novaia all peppery raspberry, wild strawberry, mint, light and brilliant hue and made with the native Turchetta grape (considered a variety that improves the Valpolicella blend for its elegant raspberry and pepper notes plus being well resistant to peronospera) along with Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta. #nativegrapes #amarone #valpolicella #winesofveneto #winesofitaly

The marble sidewalks and Murano-glassed interiors of rainy Verona with tortelloni and Valpolicelle Classico Superiore and CS Ripasso #anteprimaamarone2014 #winesofveneto #winesofitaly

And so it begins: first third of Amarone 2014, a mix of Valpolicellalike fruit and quieter earth and leather so far, textures all offering some degree of brightness. Lighter, lively and herbal seem a theme here. As does a delicious mintiness. A difficult year handled well (list is 43 entries vs. 2013’s 83). Bravi. #anteprimaamarone2014 #winesofveneto #winesofitaly

Ever hopeful for both delicious standards and interesting corners: some background reading as I head to Valpolicella’s 50th anniversary and Amarone’s 2014 Anteprima. #oseleta #nativewinegrapesofitaly #wineliterature #nativegrapes #winesofveneto #winesofitaly

🍷🤓: 500 pages (and charts, charts, charts!) of background reading on growing Prosecco Superiore in Veneto’s Conegliano-Valdobbiadene #proseccoterroir #coneglianovaldobbiadene #proseccosuperiore #proseccodocg #wineliterature #nativegrapes #winesofveneto

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