Paolo Pronounces Primitivo

Paolo was a guest over at Do Bianchi’s Italian Grape Name and Appellation Pronunciation Project yesterday. He posed for Do Bianchi’s camera on the beach at Torre dell’Orso where he and Mr. Bianchi took their first swim of the year in the Adriatic. Fantastic beach… HIGHLY recommended…

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Sam’s BBQ the real deal in Austin Texas

While Paolo was here in Austin, Texas, working the market with his Texas broker, we took him to visit Sam’s BBQ — real Texas “low and slow” smoked meats on the East Side of the River City. When you visit Sam’s, you don’t just order you food, pay, and leave. You chat with brothers/owners Willie […]

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A great dinner in Gig Harbor WA and why I started this blog

One of the reasons why I started this English-language blog was so that I could share some of the many wonderful experiences of what it’s like to be on the road in the United States, meeting restaurateurs and fellow food and wine lovers. That’s exactly what I did the other night at Morso Wine Bar […]

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Sotto (Los Angeles), a new mecca for Southern Italian cuisine

We were thrilled to learn that Sotto — a new Los Angeles restaurant featuring Southern Italian cuisine — is serving our Rosato from Negroamaro and Salice Salentino by the glass. You can see Sotto’s classic Neapolitan pizza oven in the background (the pizza, rigorously traditional Neapolitan style, is FANTASTIC btw). Chefs Zach Pollack and Steve Samson offer […]

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Minchiareddi with Pesto Leccese

This is the first in a series of food posts devoted to my recent (and too brief) stay in Lecce. Minchiareddi with Pesto Leccese at Joyce in the historical center of Lecce. Pesto Leccese is made with argula (as opposed to basil) and is saltier and slightly more astringent than it’s more famous Genoese cousin. […]

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