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A Moon and a Sun: Pairing Italian Wine with Chinese Food

| October 23, 2009

A moon and a sun inhabit our home. One is called Italy, the other called China. Which is which, you may ask? They take turns playing moon and sun, balancing momentum and gravity, constantly in need of the other’s orbit. When I first mentioned to my Italian mother that I was thinking of marrying a […]

Zeni Sorti 2007

| September 30, 2009

Zeni Sorti 2007, Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT After seeing photos of grandfather Roberto Zeni and grandson Roberto Zeni – and I say this with great affection – 4 generations in the wine business remain connected both in name and moustache ! What began in the late 1800’s when Roberto Zeni secured a tavern license and […]

Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomiti 2007

| September 11, 2009

Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomiti 2007, IGT Sometimes, things which are innately different combine to create a new experience. Mother Nature knows this. Every morning, she rolls up her sleeves and busily glues together Alpine and Mediterranean landscapes, ergo uniting a collection of German and Italian traditions that create the geo-cultural experience known as Alto […]

Alto Adige: H. Lun Pinot Grigio 2007

| March 7, 2009

Alto Adige: H. Lun Pinot Grigio 2007 Prepare for a photo.  Let’s give it a title: South Tyrolian Flavor.  Caption:  Fresh as mountain water, fruity as orchards in bloom.  Subject = H. Lun Pinot Grigio 2007. H. Lun, South Tyrol’s longest running private winery, built its good reputation by selling only bottled wine, though they […]