Apr 13, 2022Liked by Adam Roberts

Love all Italian whites but am currently binging on Arneis from Northern Italy. Thinking of traveling to Milan and Turin.

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Apr 17, 2022·edited Apr 17, 2022Liked by Adam Roberts

It was so fun to hear you talking about Georgian wine. I've travelled to 39 countries, and Georgia is one of my favorites for eating and drinking. I keep waiting for Georgian food and drink to be the next big thing. It's coming...

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I read two books that taught me so much about wine: "Wine. All the Time." by Marissa A. Ross (funny and mind-expanding in terms of how to describe wine) and "Cork Dork" by Bianca Bosker. I followed Marissa's advice to become a regular at a wine shop and get to know the proprietor so they can make tailored recommendations. My "wine guy" knows my palate now and flags things he'll know I like. Everything he's picked has been great!

I used to reflexively prefer reds, but since I started drinking whites beyond Chardonnay, I have been favoring them. I love Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Chablis, Picpoul Blanc, and Gruner Veltliner. One of my favorite wineries is Field Recordings. The winemaker does interesting and experimental stuff, like his canned Morro Dew, styled to be the (non-saccharine) wine version of Mountain Dew. It's refreshing and delightful!

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