Tag Archives: Northern Italy

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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Semifreddo di Cioccolato

I’ve enjoyed some wonderful and not so wonderful versions of this dessert in Italy. One of the best versions was at Pulierin Enotavola at Contra Soarda in Bassano del Grappa – a favorite stop on our Bike the Amarone Wine … 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 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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Anatra Arrosto con Balsamico

Venetians themselves are not really meat eaters; their watery surroundings naturally drove them to a seafood based cuisine. However, as you move inland from Venice to the mainland, the low-lying wetlands that exist around the Po, Brenta, and Adige river … Continue reading

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