Michael Horne

@dalluva

Italian wine fan, Sommelier, importer -- tweeting and blogging about good Italian vino, food, culture and travel. Ciao!

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Armagnac fans & collectors, check this out: Baron de Sigognac Armagnac 1919 for sale. Contact Roberto

Che bellissimo. #Amarone

For budding Sommeliers: Recently found this, great for certification prep. On amazon: http://dalluva.com/l/cw

Bruschetta with creamed mushrooms & carmelized onions. Found this 1 in NYTimes today: http://dalluva.com/l/ct

Couldn't agree more.

Flying mozzarella balls? Yep, they’re selling 1lb packs of buffalo mozz to-go at Rome Fiumicino airport. € 13.

Dinner with dear friends & American ex-pats Laurel & Ric from Portland. Laurel's blog: http://dalluva.com/l/bk

Bottling 50 gallons of Oregon Pinot Noir with friends last night. 22 bottles followed me home. #wineparty

And a few fun things we can do with the logo. Woodcut! #italy #wine

Dall'Uva has a new logo. Whatcha think? #italy #wine

Yep, E-Bacchus may be the right starting point. Did search for Italian DOP zones, there are 496. #sommelier

But of course, the E-Bacchus database is down :-(

And here's what I've been waiting for. Great wine guide, great producers. #wine #italy #sommelier

Next up on the Lambrusco tasting parade: Fiorini Terre al Sole Lambrusco NV (probably 2011)

Next up: Moretto Lambrusco "Amabile" 2010 -- the slightly sweeter cousin of their Secco wine.

First up: Moretto Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Secco 2010.

First meal for 2013: Lentils & Cotechino. These lovelies are from Castelluccio, near Norcia in Umbria #italy

There is nothing like island fruit close to the source. Incredibly floral nose & taste.

Mele Kalikimaka from Kona!