Letter from Verona…VINITALY

Story and photos by Dr. Michael LIm The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The inspiring and irreverent Travelling Gourmet TM Travelling Gourmet tells you about..

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.


About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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