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MOST renowned Grappa Distillery nardini in Vinitaly, Europe’s largest Wine and Sprirts Trade Exhibition. My good friend, Antonio Nardini of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite Grappa was in fine form at his booth in Vinitaly where it was standing room only. I shared a Mezzoemezzo cocktail with him. It is a very famous cocktail made with Grappa and 7 herbs…deceptively easy to dring BUT STRONG!
It is all go here in Verona and the blue skies and bright sunshine and warm Spring weather has drawn a lot of wine connoissurs, buyers and professional here! This morning I wnet for a very special and exclusive tasting of 3 Italian and 3 Italian top wines! Cheval Blanc of St. Emilion in France was one of them! Ornellaia too… It is a tough job being The Travelling Gourmet TM but somebody has to do it! Lunch with Head of the International Office of Veronafiere, Janina Mathiasz, was most enjoyable. The gourmet meal with wines matched with each course was splendind. All prepared by Chef Christian Magri of Milan, the disciple of famous Michelin Star Chef Cracco…
Some perfectly shocking news..my good friend, Etienne Hugel of Hugel wines of the Alsace has gone to the big winery in the sky most suddenly.He will be missed.