Red Wine Number Two

December 9, 2007 at 9:11 am (Italy, wine)

Continuing with my wine list, I have discovered that red wine is actually very nice. It is also more expensive that white wine but out here, not by much.

Red Wine 2:

Barbaresco

A really great, leggy wine. One of the most expensive out here but very enjoyable, pretty local too.

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Wine List Continued

November 24, 2007 at 9:19 am (Italy, wine)

If you have been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m trying to educate myself about Italian wine. Since working at the restaurant I’ve been tasting and trying loads of different types of wine and you’ll never believe it but I’m starting to like red wine! (I’ve always been a white wine and champagne drinker only!)

So, the first red wine on the list is:

1. D’Asti Superiore. This come in lots of makes, years etc and my favourite is ‘Martlet, Nizza’

Goes very well with some kind of slightly crumbly, spicyish cheese! (I’ve no idea what it was called, I was just told to try it by the restaurant manager and it was great!)

More wines coming soon…..

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Wine 2

August 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm (Italy, wine)

Wine number two:

Prosecco Spumante’. Another sparkling wine but this is not as sweet as wine no.1.

Found on the list of wines that are sold by the 10cl, 1/4 (quarto) litro e 1/2 (mezzo) litro, at ‘Kipling’s Cafe e ristorante’. Wines listed in the official wine menu can only be bought by the bottle. Prosecco means dry, spumante means sparkling wine and this wine does exactly what it says on the tin. This wine is a little more expensive than the other wines on the list but at 6 euros for a 1/4 litre, I wasn’t complaining.

The Moscato from the previous ‘Wine’ entry was also on the wine menu but under the dessert wine section – so that explains why it was so sweet! (I don’t think I’d want to save it just for dessert though – my sweet tooth is present at all the courses!)

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Wine

August 1, 2007 at 9:00 am (Italy, wine)

Out of all the animals, I’d say that my memory is more like that of a goldfish than that of an elephant! So, along with all the other stuff, I’m going to use this blog as a way of remembering all the wines I like that I find in Italy and then maybe I’ll start to know which type of wines I want to drink when I go to restaurants back in England. That’s the plan..

So, wine number one: 

‘Moscato’ from Piemonte. Sweet, light and frizzante (sparkling). Tastes a bit like Asti but not as sickly and generally much better.

(As proof of my awful memory, as I was writing this I walked to the fridge to find out what the name of the wine was and by the time I got back to my computer, I’d forgotten it! The worst part is, I did that 4 times!)

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