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Italian Wine: Mi Amore

When it comes to my first true wine love, Italy holds my heart. In normal years, I’m in Italy at least five times per year. Thanks to the worldwide situation, that number went down significantly in 2020 and the first part of 2021 (hopefully that changes in Q3 and Q4). The lack of travel meant …

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Ten Volcanic Wines From GoVolcanic

Volcanic wines are a hot subject these days and GoVolcanic proved to be an explosive tasting. Bad jokes aside, the first edition of GoVolcanic in Budapest, Hungary proved to be an interesting event. There were great volcanic wines from all over the world including Hungary, Austria, Israel, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal, Italy, France, and the USA. …

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The Unlikely Partners: Somlói Wine and Indonesian Stew

Reading Time: “I wonder if I can say that ‘One of the best Pinot Gris I’ve had is from Somló,’ without sounding pretentious.” Eva engages in a moment of thoughtful silence. “There’s very little Pinot Gris grown in Somló.” Yup, I can’t. A lesser-known wine country. A lesser-known wine region. A lesser-known (a lesser-planted grape to be …

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