Monthly Archives: March 2014

Of Old Cats and Tender Mice – Bardolino Anteprima


There is something enormously suggestive and attractive about the huge furrow carved by millennia of glaciation events that is Lake Garda. In Europe, the spread of what we call culture – the spread of neolithic farming practices and the cultural … Continue reading

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Alla Borsa – Tortelli Heaven


At the recent Bardolino and Custoza Anteprima event, I had the great good fortune of dining twice at the Alla Borsa restaurant in Valeggio sul Mincio. I had never tried this restaurant before, nor heard of it, but that turns … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Holidays – Campania – Part 4 – Aglianico del Vulture


This is the fourth installment of tasting notes from my 2013 summer vacation in Southern Italy, as introduced here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/2013-summer-holidays-intro/ The time had now come for the tasting of the noble aglianico wines from the slopes of extinct volcano Monte … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Holidays – Campania – Part 3 – Greco di Tufo


This is the third installment of tasting notes from my summer vacation in Southern Italy, as introduced here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/2013-summer-holidays-intro/ The time had come to taste the lovely white wines of: Greco di Tufo Greco is another ancient grape variety that … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Holidays – Campania – Part 2 – Piedirosso/Lacryma Christi


This is the second installment of tasting notes from my summer vacation in Southern Italy, introduced here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/2013-summer-holidays-intro/ At this sitting, we tasted our way through a number of wines from: Piedirosso/Lacryma Christi Piedirosso is normally considered a blending variety, … Continue reading

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Casa Montaña in Valencia – Niels Are Økland’s Post


http://www.vinforum.no/?page_id=6856&title=Ode%20til%20vinen Nice blog post from Nils Are Økland, at Vinforum in Norway, describing the Casa Montaña wine bar in Valencia. In Norwegian, sorry, but an important part is in English, from Casa Montaña’s manifesto, and I quote: “Ancient peoples enjoyed … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Holidays – Campania – Part 1 – Fiano di Avellino


This post features the first part of the tasting notes made while attending tastings at Tenuta Montelaura in the Irpinia hills of Campania, as introduced here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/2013-summer-holidays-intro/ The first flight tasted was Fiano di Avellino Fiano is going through an … Continue reading

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