Pairing Wine With My Life's Adventure

REINVENTION: Quit my job in IT, sold my house and moved from Cal to NYC for sommelier classes. GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY: Moved to Napa and worked in a vineyard making wine. TRAVEL: Through France and Italy on a wine scavenger hunt. Sto cambiando la mia vita e desidero imparare circa vino. Je change ma vie et je veux me renseigner sur le vin. TRY TO GET SERIOUS: Living in New York for 4 years and working as a Sommelier. NEW GOALS: Do my own thing, find love, speak Spanish, live wine.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Che Significa?

Saluti. Hola. Hallo.

Whether we know it or not, we are all searching for fine wines every day. In a new shirt, a car, a painting or a mate. We want the perfect balance of body, elegance, weight and complexity in everything we look for... and at a good price. After we taste a little maybe there's a tickle and buzz of fantasy. Will we like it after we take it home with us, or in the brightness of daylight? After years of looking, you've created your little list of what you want filled with this and that. Then maybe you are just sticking to reds only? Watch out because there is so much more on the wine list.

Spanish and Portugal wine classes tonight, and next week. From one of my books I've learned that Spain boasts 600 grape varieties, though just 20 account for 80% of all vinyards planted.

Italian wine classes started last week, and two more to come in the next few weeks. A Barbaresco must be aged at least 2 years before Barbaresco can appear on the label. A Barolo, aged 3 years before it can have Barolo on the label.

German wines, I have a tasting coming up next Monday. My pick for a German wine (2001 was a great year) is a Riesling DreiStern, from Sybille Kuntz:
... Kuntz have created a great food wine, fermented dry (meaning fermenting all the sugar "to dry" - so think dry versus sweet - any sweet you get is the expression of the fruit).


  • At 10:54 PM, Blogger woody said…

    ich habt ein klinna stuka, mien liebtshun its ein swartza frau. oda fraulins in der klingelt housen
    unt a budenwieser!!!!!


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