Summer officially ends at 10:29pm tonight. I’ll be here finishing my rosé and weeping audibly.
Castles! Kerner! Cool climate wines! Here are the 5 things that struck me most about Alto Adige: http://grapefriend.com/2014/09/22/alto-adige-awesome-wines/
Climb the world, and have a glass at the top. Cheers to an incredible trip to Alto Adige!
A brown-butter spinach ravioli/Schiava/two reindeer kind of meal.
Lunch: gnocchi with pumpkin, leek, and smoked ricotta, paired with Pinot Bianco. Killer. (at Terlano)
Great lesson in aged Pinot Bianco at Terlan. (at Cantina Terlano)
Three kinds of Tyrolean dumplings and Schiava, aka Alto Adige tradition of yum. (at Patscheiderhof)
Today’s speck spread, in the vineyard overlooking Lago di Caldaro: NEXT LEVEL. A deserved photo bomb as I made everyone wait to dig in so I could take a pic! (at Lago di Caldaro)
High on a hill was a Pinot Bianco, lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo. (at Elena Walch, Kastelaz vineyard)
Tasting wine from one of the oldest vines in the world at a castle, listening to church bells and cowbells. Just my typical Monday night. (at Castel Katzenzungen)
Rotwein and some Alpine sunset INSANITY. #nofilter #seriously (at Innsbruck, Austria)
Cheers to peace. Today and every day.
Oh, just that time Patriots QBs Drew Bledsoe and Tom Brady changed a wine law. I’M NOT KIDDING! Football Week is so awesome.