This Is My Idea of Quality Italian

Aglianico del Taburno Fattoria La Rivolta DOCG 2012 5 stars! This is truly Italian wine, its quality is superb as are the flavors. It’s mild, pleasant, full-bodied,with a nice aftertaste. Cherry flavored and mildly fruity, with amazing cherry color. Aglianico is an ancient grape, mainly spread in the south of Italy: Puglia, Campania. It’s the […]

The Most Delicious Heaven-on-Earth Nut Tart

This recipe is from the Norwegian baking magazine which I really love (it’s called Bake), but it’s no longer being published. Such a pity… I remember the first time I baked this tart, I fell in love, I couldn’t stop eating it! Even my husband, who is not a cake addict at all, liked it […]

Pleasant Cote du Rhone

Domaine de la Janasse 2014 Cotes du Rhone Appellation Cotes du Rhone Controlé 4 stars A pleasant, simple, light Cotes du Rhone which is excellent to be enjoyed on its own or with some good steak, barbecue or even salad! We enjoyed it while we were waiting for our barbecue! And then with grilled meat […]

Riedel Wine Glasses

Looking for quality glasses to pour your precious wine in? I have the answer!  Riedel Glassware! Well-respected company: Johann Cristoph Riedel started making glasses in 1678! Family-owned company that produces quality glass and wine glasses to almost every grape variety. They believe that their glasses have a special form that helps that specific grape variety […]

Greek Red Xinomavro

Ramnista Dry Red Wine Protected designation of origin Naoussa Xinomavro 2012 Kir-Yianni 4 stars! An interesting, really dry, but pleasant on the tongue, with some blackberry aftertaste, tannic, earthy wine. Rich in color, dark purple. Meat, bread or on its own. The aftertaste here is what I really enjoyed when drinking the wine. Xinomavro is […]

Banff and Lake Louise

Our last day in Banff…. Don’t want to leave this beautiful, cosy place… However, an exciting day is in front of us! Lake Louise! Famous among tourists, misunderstood by the locals. The fact is that it is UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 60 km from Banff. It’s a pleasant road trip, but be patient with […]

Kolkhida Saperavi Georgian Wine Red Dry 2014

Kolkhida Saperavi Georgian Wine Red Dry 2014 5 stars! Full-bodied, with dark, rich color; aroma-filled dry wine from Kakheti region in the east of Georgia. It’s very nice on the palate and pleasant to drink. Kolkhida is the queen of Saperavi! Saperavi is a very old Georgian grape and the most widely planted grape in […]

Villa Borghetti Bardolino Classico DOC 2014

Villa Borghetti Bardolino Classico DOC 2014 4stars a good, rich, but light-bodied, cherry flavored Italian to be enjoyed on its own or with Italian food, especially pizza! Bardolino is a North-Italian blend, popular in Veneto region (north-east). It consists of the same grapes as Valpolicella blend: corvina, rondinella, molinara and sometimes negrara. However, it’s different. […]