Our Blog / April 2013

asparagi bianchi con salsa Bolzanina

I love Spring and Spring menus. This is the time of the year that brings back the sweetest memories of growing up in northern Italy where I was born. The older folks would forage “erbette selvatiche” or wild herbs from the fields and make delicious soups, risotto and various types of [...]

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Real men drink pink


Spring is defined by an awakening of the earth from it's winter dormancy into a slow progressive bloom.  Birds begin to sing sweet celebratory songs, raucous rain flushes clean the bounty of what needs preparatory cleansing , and buds begin to break on every branch, shrub and stem pushing forth [...]

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Prowein – The World’s Fastest Three Days

There are a lot of wine shows out there, a lot of great wine shows, and just about all of them claim to be the largest, biggest, and best. This year, I attended Prowein in Dusseldorf for the first time from March 24 to 26, and walked away thinking "Wow, Prowein - The World's Fastest Three [...]

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Beauty along the Vosges Mountains


Riding the train to Colmar from Strasbourg, the tracks wind down the eastern side of the Vosges Mountains, the very mountains that play such a key role in the terroir of the Alsace wine region. They block the vineyards from strong western winds and cast a rain shadow over the area – meaning [...]

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