Category Archives: Wine

Valle d’Aosta – Wines from the Alps

In the most northwest corner of Italy, tucked away in the Alps beneath majestic Mont Blanc, is the smallest Italian wine region, full of obscure, but wonderful wines. To quote Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch in their “Vino Italiano – … Continue reading

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Italian Wines versus American Wines – What Makes Them Different – Siduri

For the final of my three part series on my December 2013 California winery tour, we visit Siduri Winery. Siduri has a story shared by many a California producer, here, two self-professed “Texas wine geeks” moved to California to “make … Continue reading

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Torta al Miele, Nocciola e Limone

When I indulge in dessert, I prefer simple sweets. On our ski tours in Italy, I sample the apple strudel at every restaurant we visit, usually with a glass of grappa. On our cycling tours, a simple cake or a … Continue reading

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Italian Wines versus American Wines – What Makes Them Different – Corté Riva

My recent vacation in California wine country inspired me to share a few thoughts on the differences between the US wine industry and the Italian wine industry. We discuss this very subject on almost all of our Bike the Wine … Continue reading

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Italian Wines versus California Wines – What Makes Them Different?

This subject comes up quite often during our Bike the Wine Roads tours through Italy. Usually as we are enjoying a glass of a little-known Italian varietal at a family winery, where they have been producing wine for generations. Why … Continue reading

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