Tag Archives: Italian wine

What I’m Tasting: Still Stuck on Gruner

As we gear up for fall at the shop, our tasting schedule is ramping up as well, which is sometimes fun, and sometimes just slogging through 20+ “red blends” in a day, searching for one that doesn’t make us all want to heave. I’ve tasted some delightful wines, many from Austria, in the past couple […]

What I’m Tasting: Getting Ready for Italy!

Next week, I’ll be headed to northern Italy’s Alto Adige region, famous for its Pinot Grigio and pork products. A few days ago, what should appear at our tasting table during our grueling (ha!) Tasting Tuesday than a lineup of wines from Abbazia di Novacella, a great producer from this area. The Pinot Grigio was […]

What I’m Tasting: Summer Beer (And a Little Wine, Too)

We’re in the sticky, sweaty, clammy period of summer now, and that calls for beer! I revisited Smuttynose’s Hayseed, made in an obscure style called grisette. It’s similar to a saison, but lighter and smoother. This had an interesting fennel note that made it really refreshing. Wheat-based beers are a favorite style of mine, and […]