Wine With Dinner

Biondi Etna Bianco ‘Outis’

Biondi Etna Bianco ‘Outis’

The popularity of wines from Mount Etna, the very active volcano in Sicily’s north-eastern corner, has exploded in the last few years. It is now one of the Italy’s hottest wine regions, and the darling of sommeliers around the world, for good reason.  The volcanic soils, high altitudes and pre-phylloxera vineyards create wines of intense minerality, pure, bright fruit, and lightness of […]

Marenco ‘Pineto’ Brachetto d’Acqui

Marenco ‘Pineto’ Brachetto d’Acqui

To help draw out the juice of the strawberries in my Strawberry-Amaretti Crumble, I macerate them in Brachetto d’Acqui, a lightly sweet, low alcohol wine from Piemonte. Even if you generally don’t like wine on the sweeter side, there’s a good chance you’ll dig Brachetto. It’s the gateway dessert wine. It starts with a gorgeous nose of […]

Kiralyudvar Furmint Sec

Kiralyudvar Furmint Sec

The Kiralyudvar Furmint Sec, an amazing dry white from an historic estate in Hungary (Királyudvar literally means The Kings Court), was perfect with the the bright flavors and creamy texture of the Farro Risotto with Arugula.  Furmint, the grape, is a traditional Hungarian variety that is typically made into the famous sweet Tokaji wines. Dry, I think […]

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