North Carolina on my mind

From the fall winds to warm weather of North Carolina to the heat and humidity of Miami. As my trip wore on, I began to wear less clothes. I was worried that I would have trouble presenting the red wines as the weather got warmer. But I was wrong. Even in Miami Beach, alcohol and […]

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There is no love sincerer than the love of food (in Chicago)

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” read the note I found on the blackboard at Davanti Enoteca/Pizzeria in Chicago. And to be entirely sincere, I really loved the magnificent pizza Marghertia with doppia mozzarella di bufala (double buffalo’s milk, authentic mozzarella).

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Baked Potatoes with Pecorino and Marinated Carpaccio

4 medium-sized potatoes 1 cup freshly grated Pugliese aged Pecorino 1 lb. marinated Angus beef, thinly sliced (carpaccio) mixed greens for salad Pugliese extra-virgin olive oil black pepper Wash the potatoes well before wrapping in aluminum foil. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes at 350°. Remove and reserve the foil and use a […]

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Off to the Merano Wine Festival!

My big red Samsonite is finally back in the closet and I can break out my trusty carry on for a shorter trip this time: I’m heading to Merano Wine Festival 2010, “one of the most elite and elegant food and wine events in Europe,” at least according to the event organizer, Gourmet’s International. I […]

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Welcome to the Cantele Wines English-language blog!

I am thrilled to announce the launch of our new English-language blog! It’s been a long time in the making and I’ve asked my good friend, wine blogger Jeremy Parzen (on the left above), to give me a hand with the English translations of my posts over at CanteleVini.com (the Italian-language version). Thanks for stopping […]

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