Well, another year has passed and it seems fitting to list some of my top wine, craft beer and food moments of 2013. Studies and the success of sites like BuzzFeed show that people respond positively to lists, so I have decided to end 2013 with a new feature on my blog, and that is The Top 9. Why 9 and not some other arbitrary number? The obvious reason is my love of cats and the fact that they have 9 lives, so 9 it is.
|A tasting of fortified wines during a WSET class|
|GianMarco and his lovely dirt|
|Umbria wine Master class with Patrick Farrell, MD, MW|
|Picking grapes, 2013|
|Flora and my favorite beer|
|TRD at DWCC|
|Kopke's 1940 Colheita Tawny Port|
1. And last but not least, it should be no surprise for those who have joined the cult of Fiorano. My number one wine, food or beer moment of 2013 was at my birthday dinner. Ettore and I shared a 1975 Fiorano Semillon Vino da Tavola. These wines are the world's greatest wines and fairly unknown except to a few crazy cultish people. Another great example of the incredible potential of Lazio as a wine making region. Let's get beyond cheap Frascati in 2014!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!