Category Archives: italian wines

Tasting notes: Tenuta Sanguido – Guidalberto 2008

 “Guidalberto” is the second wine of Tenuto San Guido, producer of the Super Tuscan legend “Sassicaia”. Guidalberto’s 2008 vintage has a typical ruby color with some violet highlights. The grapes are 45% Cabernet Sauvignon – 45% Merlot and 10% San … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Antinori – Tignanello 2004

I remember a very nice scene from my favorite wine movie “Sideways”. In that scene Miles (Paul Giamatti) was talking about 1961 Cheval Blanc which he had and he was saying that he wanted to open the wine on a … Continue reading

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Barbecue @ home…

While the whole family was in Istanbul during the 4 days holiday period, we wanted to end up with nice dishes together with excellent wines… This time we ‘ve got grilled New York steak with classical red wine sauce, grilled … Continue reading

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A futuristic Italian…

Kayra Wine’s “Terra” brand has started a nice event called “World Cuisine with Terra Wines”. “Italy” was the first “stop over” of this serial event. We had a chance to meet and taste the dishes of Italian Chef “Gianfranco Chiarini” … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Gaja – Sito Moresco Langhe 2008 – home made pizza…

Sito Moresco is an entry level wine from Gaja, which is Italy’s one of the legendary producers. The wine comes from “Langhe” located in Piemonte region – northwest of Italy. This 2008 vintage is a blend of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon … Continue reading

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The Secret of Santa Vittoria…

This masterpiece in which Anthony Quinn was creating a great performance was filmed in 1969 and I finally had a chance to saw this movie last week with accompaniment of a bottle wine 🙂 … The movie is telling about … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Ca’Saletti Bardolino Chiaretto Classico DOC 2009 – Mung Bean Salad – Spanish Tortilla & Ipek Hanim Farm Products

This North Italian rose wine is produced from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes typical to the region of Bardolino located nearby Garda Lake. The wine does not have that intensity on the nose which I was expecting, however, there are … Continue reading

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