Tuesday, May 30, 2006

On the Wine Trail in Italy

As a low-pressure way to get back into gear, how bout letting another blog do the heavy lifting today: On the Wine Trail in Italy, by A. Cevola, Italian wine director for a Dallas-based booze distributor & all-round bon vivant. OTWTII may not have very catchy initials but it duz have lotsa eenteresting eenfo about Ital wine (mostly) and la dolce vita, presented in an unexpectedly lyrical fashion, tho if you know alfonso – as do most food & wine people in dallas - that’s prob not such a surprise. He’s a renaissance guy and very plugged-in to shit before everyone else.

13 Comments:

At May 30, 2006 10:26 AM, Anonymous passing through said...

Toot toot to all the local causes but when are you getting back to the coffee, ice cream, gum, candy etc.

 
At May 30, 2006 11:08 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I was apprehensive about pulling up NYCE this a.m. I wondered, "Might this be a rather difficult way to come off a long holiday weekend? Am I biting off more than I can chew? What if I get halfway through the post and then get stuck, like a snickers bar in amber?"

But you, conscientious you, made it easy. Thank you for the soft landing, for holding the door open. You're a lighthouse on the work week's stormy seas.

 
At May 30, 2006 1:09 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

The man (Cevola) "was born in a vineyard"? To misquote Orson Wells, "We will birth no baby before its time."

 
At May 30, 2006 2:07 PM, Blogger BK said...

If he was really born in a vinyard, they shoulda named him "Vinny," see what I'm sayin'?!

Where was this post before we went to Il Borro last month? ;-)

 
At May 30, 2006 2:21 PM, Anonymous we see said...

Oh, we see what you're sayin, BK's Blog. We definitely see what you're sayin.

 
At May 30, 2006 5:26 PM, Blogger Travel Italy said...

BK - how did you like il Borro?

Has anyone tried Marchesi's new place?

Al is definitely a man who knows his wine even if he does appreciate a French wine every now and again.

 
At May 30, 2006 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

couldnt you have writen something about that new capuccino flavored italian wine mouthwash that they have over @ Target?

 
At May 30, 2006 6:04 PM, Anonymous pimpolicious said...

y'all gotta gits ya a pimp cup!

http://www.icedoutgear.com/pimp-cups.php

 
At May 30, 2006 6:20 PM, Anonymous fickle reader said...

T.G., I say it's nice of you to give attention to another blog. It could take all your traffic away, you know.

 
At May 30, 2006 9:31 PM, Anonymous dog star man said...

nah.. no one will ever leave the comforts of bovine contentment found from sugar, for a hangover

 
At May 30, 2006 9:58 PM, Blogger BK said...

Travel Italy... we LOVED it. See Il Borro review

pimpolicious... just got back from the Big Easy. Lot's of Pimm's Cups there, but your bro's and their cups bugged out last year... hopefully for good!

Bovine contentment?!?!

 
At May 30, 2006 11:39 PM, Anonymous tg said...

BK's Blog has been out and about as of late, and i for one appreciate the tales he's shared, including his xlent review of his Il Borro visit. now i wanna go

 
At May 31, 2006 7:36 AM, Blogger Travel Italy said...

I was hoping you had a positive experience. I have suggested il Borro as an alternative to the city slicker vacation when visiting Florence. It is always good to see that others are having as good an experience as my own.

 

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