Category : Marco Giovanetti

A sommelier’s duties

By Marco Giovanetti Of all the many careers and trades that people take on, that of a Sommelier is particular mysterious and sometimes not well understood. A Sommelier is a highly trained professional who has a broad scope of duties in ...

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The wines from Emilia-Romagna

By Marco Giovanetti On this week, I will take a little break from California (we will return next week) and talk about the wines from the Emilia Romagna region in Italy. My inspiration from this week’s article, comes from the latest ...

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Rhone blends in California

By Marco Giovanetti. On last week chronicle, I discussed Merlot and Cabernet in Napa Valley. On this week, I will discuss Rhone blends, a wine style that has been gaining increasing momentum in the last few years in the United States ...

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Why drink wine

By Marco Giovanetti When it comes to dining experiences, what drink is more culturally relevant than wine? Yet wine can be a simple or a complex beverage. It is the drink of celebration and ceremony, often seen to promote gracious and ...

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Wine and junk food

By Marco Giovanetti Everyone with a minimal degree of culinary knowledge knows generally what kinds of wine to drink with beef, chicken, or seafood. But what about food items that don’t find their way onto the general rules of wine pairing ...

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The volcanic wines of Mount Etna

  By Marco Giovanetti Among Italy’s numerous and vibrant wine regions, the Mount Etna region in northeastern Sicily seems a strange place for producing any wines let alone quality wines. Mount Etna is an active, fearsome volcano that has erupted from time ...

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