Drink

    On Spaghetti Westerns and Brunello. @michaelnemcik

    … Thanks to Michael Young of Palm Bay Imports, I had a chance to enjoy this bottle of Brunello the other night at Union restaurant in Pasadena. (if you haven’t tried this place yet, do yourself a favor and get over there. Seriously.) Col d’ Orcia 1997 Brunello di Montalcino was the perfect wine to compliment Chef Bruce Kalman’s hearty, local…

    2 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek

    I say take no thought of the harvest…

    …- the real work is already done. Botti at Monteraponi, full and pregnant with years of hard work waiting inside. I love this time of year when the world, both virtual, online and physical, is full of the harvest. It is a good time to remember that wine is really just farming. Agriculture at its most basic level. Let’s not forget, the people who put…

    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