Verdicchio

    Tracie P’s fabu birthday picnic, glam dinner & end-of-the-night smooch

    … (above), which paired brilliantly with a somewhat tannic, meaty Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi by Garofoli. But the star of the evening, among the many other wonderful dishes we did that night, was the lobster roe risotto with lobster mushrooms. Un-frigging-believably good… Chef Kate and Tony, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your food…

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    Groovy wines tasted in LA last week & an AMAZING Sardinian

    … highlights from last week’s tastings. Supreme among them was the 1999 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Riserva Le Case (above). What a wine! I tasted the 1998 last year in Philadelphia at Vetri and found this vintage to be even more mineral-driven and nuanced with layers and layers of dried and fresh stone fruit. Simply stunning…

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