Tag Archives: Tasting

Italian Aperitif & Digestif Tasting: Carpano Antica Vermouth and Fernet Branca Amaro

Carpano Antica Vermouth and Fernet Branca Amaro Carpano Antica Vermouth Vermouth is almost certainly not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an aperitif to sip on, but perhaps it should be. Antonio Benedetto Carpano essentially invented vermouth in 1786 and that original recipe is the legacy of an inspiration for Carpano Antica. Somewhere between a ... Read More »

Italian Wine Tasting: Castello Di Verduno Basadone, Orsolani Di Caluso and Cuvee Tradizione

Castello Di Verduno Basadone, Orsolani Di Caluso and Cuvee Tradizione

In the Piedmont Nebbiolo definitely takes center stage, and deservedly so, but two of the region’s historic heirloom varieties – Erbaluce and Pelaverga – are beginning to attract notice among some of the area’s most ardent fans. While these varieties may not be household names just yet, they’ve been preserved for a reason, and in the hands of producers like ... Read More »

WhistlePig 10 Year Rye Whiskey Tasting

WhistlePig 10 Year Rye Whiskey Tasting

WhistlePig Rye is about as serious, not to mention delicious, as whiskies can get. Dave Pickerell – master distiller at Maker’s Mark for 14 years – is behind this pleasantly spicy, complex whiskey that is 100% rye, aged 10 years, and surprisingly smooth with only a hint of “bite” at 100 proof – this is sipping whiskey at its best, ... Read More »

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