• Asteisms ~ Ingeniously Polite Insults

      Asteisms… Yes, it’s a TGIF kinda day… My own ignorance is totally eclipsed by own dumbfounded curiosity. Four years ago, I heard the word “asteism” defined, after hearing a great insult. I actually began this blog story at that time, so I could use this story one fine day, like today. I’m sorry to tell you that I do have a sarcastic side, inherited from my witty, yet humor ...

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  • Gavi & Cortese – the place, the grape and a surprise

    … Tortonesi and Monferrato regions as well as in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and the wider areas of Alessandria to make the slightly more humble wines labelled as Cortese del Piemonte DOC. Outside Piemonte Cortese can be found in Lombardy’s Oltrepò Pavese region and it is also cultivated around Lake Garda where it is used to produce Garda Cortese as well…

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  • Piemonte Part 1 – first taste of Monferrato

    … is the generally under appreciated Barbera. Many others are used though, including Gavi’s Cortese, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Freisa and Grignolino and I will write more about those another day. Looking towards the Alps from Marenco’s vineyards in Strevi. Marenco There were many highlights on this trip and I will write about some of them soon, but one of my favourite…

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