Today marks our 1-month anniversary on the road. Staying in for the night with a wee spread of Piedmontese vittles.
Monthly Archive for April, 2011
First night in Piedmont. And what do we order w/ dinner? BEER. And not just any beer. Microbrew made by prisoners! (I’m not joking)
It rose out of the lagoon. Sometime around the 4th or 5th century, a resilient group of people had been pushed to the brink. Exhausted and worn thin by constant foreign invasions, they decided to relocate to the marshy islands far out on the water. And thus, Venice was born. And the most magical city […]
Lapping it up in Lake Como at a backstreet wine bar. (Pictured: Vin Santo del Chianti Classico-Az. Agr. San Felice & Barolo Chinato-Cocchi)
Just arrived in Lake Como. While we wait for George Clooney’s dinner invite, think we’ll sip some Verdicchio…
Good for the heart, good for the mind. It’s horse meat! Yep, horse meat! What fine beverage would you pair with this action?
Just arrived in Verona. Kat ran out to buy a couple of beers. Look closely: “Analcolica”. Way to go, Kat! A couple of non-alcoholic beers. Yippee!
Stumbled upon the local, outdoor wine bar off the Grand Canal in Venice. Garganega non-filtrate “Fasoli” & Ribolla Giala “Sirch”. F’in sweet.
We’ve sung Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” ten times more than the average Willie fan can muster in a 3-week period. It’s been an interesting transition being away from home this long. As each day is so dense, a week ends up feeling like a month. Learning traffic signs in the moment while zipping […]
A pretty typical offering of beers in a French bistro (in fact, a lot for draft in this case). Apparently, beer takes a backseat here.
There could be worse places for an Irishman to get a sunburn than the French Riviera…
My puny glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc pales in comparison to Kat’s afternoon beer.
Believe it or not, you can drive your car right up to the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy. No barbed wire, half-starved Rottweilers or retina scans to keep you out. Nope, you can walk directly up to the vines and lie down next to them, if you so fancy (see the insane photo album at […]
What is this hill in the Northern Rhone called? I plan on scaling it tomorrow morning if you’re free to join.
Day #2 of getting up in the grills of Burgundy vineyards. Romanée-Conti & Le Montrachet had no idea we were coming. Snuck up like ninjas.