Drink

    On Spaghetti Westerns and Brunello. @michaelnemcik

    …-Italian cuisine. Especially his toothsome Spaghetti alla Chitarra… (Spaghetti image courtesy of Gastronomy Blog.) The wine was just perfect- the epitome of Sangiovese from Montalcino. Tannins were softened by time, it was almost dusty- like that fine grit that coats everything after a trail ride. The fruit was beautiful too- all brandied cherries…

    2 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek

    I say take no thought of the harvest…

    … … but only of proper sowing. (T.S. Eliot) Ripe Prünent grapes waiting for harvest at Cantina Garrone. These powerful words by T.S. Eliot remind us that in these frantic, labor-intensive days of harvest, and through these sleepless nights and anxious moments waiting for the right weather, the right temperature, the exact moment of ripeness…

    6 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek

    Kings of the Carso. @winestories

    … Friends of mine are going to the Carso soon. I am ecstatic for them because, even as this is a place I have not yet seen in person, I feel like I know it already. There will be a stiff breeze from the Adriatic and an electric, razor-sharp quality to the sunlight here. There will be lots of wine, cured pork, lovely cheeses. Bright red soil…

    1 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek