Category Archives: Veneto

Best wine ever?


Dear all, It’s been ages since I’ve written anything here. I do apologize. My absence is mostly due to having been very busy at work, but also to the fact that I tend to write long, involved posts, and I … Continue reading

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Casa d’Antino – A Danish Future for Italian Cuisine


The whole world, and for certain all of Copenhagen, is mesmerized by the prodigious success of New Nordic Cuisine these days. For good reason, the cuisine is fabulous, and combines the most hyped trends in cooking right now: Locavorism, foraging, … Continue reading

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Marina Alaimo – Acino Ebbro – Interview


Yesterday’s radio transmission is now available as a podcast: http://www.radiosiani.com/webradio/trasmissioni/item/4956-ole-udsen-ad-acino-ebbro.html Warning: In Italian! Mine is not so good, but I hope I make myself understood. When you get to the page, click the “qui” in “Per ascoltare il podcast clicca … Continue reading

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Time and Minerals – Custoza Anteprima


I provided a general introduction and Bardolino tasting notes on the combined 2014 Anteprima event for Bardolino and Custoza here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/of-old-cats-and-tender-mice-bardolino-anteprima/. While I adore the best Bardolino wines and therefore had positive expectations for those, my expectations in respect of … Continue reading

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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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The simple greatness of sheer drinkability


Since the world caught on to Amarone, we have been inundated with massively increasing volumes of that wine. Amarone can be great, and I was an early enthusiast for it (perhaps on account of my first bottle ever of Amarone having … Continue reading

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