Category Archives: Wine Pairings

Sformato di Fiolaro e Scampi – Fiolaro Broccoli Flan with Shrimp

There are countless local varieties of plants that are incorporated into the traditional cuisine and wines of Italy. Due to Italy’s unique geography, these particular species have been isolated to a small area, and may only be found and used … Continue reading

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Accordini Winery – Walking through the Best of Valpolicella

There is no better way to appreciate the terroir of a wine than to walk through it. On our private walking tours in Italy we typically plan a day to do just this – choosing a route that brings us … Continue reading

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Lebkuchen – Gingerbread Cookies from Sudtirol

Lebkuchen is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, similar to gingerbread. It is a classic Chrismas treat in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy, reflecting the area’s history as part the Austrian-Hungarian Empire until after World War I. The ancestor … Continue reading

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Wines for Thanksgiving – Pairing Italian Wines with your Turkey Feast

This uniquely American holiday embraces the same traditions as Italians keep during their numerous festivals and feast days – gathering family and friends to observe the day with a celebratory meal of dishes that reflect the history of their families … Continue reading

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Brunelli Wines – Amarone and Valpolicella

This September, guests on our Bike the Amarone Wine Roads cycling tour enjoyed a private tour and tasting at a wonderful producer of Valpolicella wines, the Brunelli family. The Brunelli name has been closely connected to San Pietro in Cariano, … Continue reading

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