Torrontés, Another Comparative Tasting... & A "Coup De Foudre"!

Some will say that, on this trip, I spend way too much attention to Torrontés with regards to my exam as the likeliness for it to show in June is actually very small.  

Well, I will say that sometimes, we must mix business with pleasure to keep the passion going! As I mentioned in a previous post, I am not ashamed to say that I love the grape.  This tasting was worth the time & resources as I discovered my top favorite after tasting and tasting a innumerable amount, most, frankly disappointing.

This flight, however has mixed results.  The good news though is that now, I perfectly well know which gives me excellent pleasure.

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MW Symposium, Tasting of Italian Eclectic & Unusual Wines from Small, Dynamic, & Promising Small Producers

Fascinating tasting of eclectic & unusual wines from small, dynamic, & promising small producers this morning @ #mwsymposium2014 - among my favourites: Arianna Occhipinti Il Frapato '12 (Sicily), I Vigneri di Salvo Foti Vigna Di Milo Etna Bianco Superiore '12 (Sicily), Poderi Morini Savignone '12 (Emilia-Romagna), Gianfranco Fino Jo '12 (Puglia) 

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Freycinet Vineyards Pinot Noir: Caressing & Elegant W/ Intensity

There is something really special I think about reaching a vineyard site & discovering how really beautiful it is. It is almost like being in a dream.. 

Even better is meeting the owner of the property & feel his deep love for his land, his deep understanding of it, and his humility towards it. It is very humbling & always leaves me in a state of deep introspection for quite a few hours & sometimes days afterwards...

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