Tag: Italy

Austria: Innsbruck

Breakfast in Italy, lunch in Austria, dinner in Germany, oh the good life I have! Besides the natural anatomy of those countries, and the fact that if you drive from Germany to Italy you must cross Austria, it still sounds utterly decadent to be in three countries in one day. Also in the Alps and…
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January 26, 2010 0

Italy: Veneto

Romeo and Juliet were lucky to have had so many good wines on hand. Being from Verona, a beautiful Roman city in the Veneto, the two had Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella within 5 miles or less. Pioneer in implementing the first wine road, or strada del vino, and to open Italy’s first wine school, the…
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January 20, 2010 0

Italy: Trentino Alto-Adige

Ciao Bolzano! or should I say Halo Bozen? Bolzano or Bozen is one of the two provinces that make up the region of Trentino-Alto Adige, in the northernmost part of Italy. Südtirol as it is known in German, has a long history. The south of the region around the city of Trento has always been Italian,…
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January 14, 2010 0


Wow, I just finished the Advanced Sommelier course of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, level 3. It was quite a challenge for me, giving the fact that I chose the one week intensive format. Each day we tasted about 18 wines from pretty much every corner of the world. Of course I loved, and…
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September 6, 2009 0