Pasqua puts a little love in your life via their wines which feature Verona’s most famous love story — that of Romeo and Juliet. Even today in Verona, lovers write around 3,000 messages on the wall of Juliet’s house in Cappello Street. A photo of that wall shot by photographer Giò Martorana superimposes with the names of these wines: PassioneSentimento.
Pasqua offers two very unusual dry wines, one white and one red wine made by an unusual and time consuming process– and one that is rarely (if ever!) done intentionally in the US. In fact, Pasqua offers the only dry red in the U.S. market made from 100% dried grapes that’s not Valpolicella nor an Amarone, and one of the rare whites.
What’s the process? It’s called appassimento and it’s what the Italian Food Wine and Travel group of writers is writing about this month!
It’s time to put a little love in your life!
If you can’t travel to Black Rock City aka Burning Man or the city of Verona — home to one of the most famous love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare– you can put a little love in your life this summer or fall by using your imagination with a little help from Pasqua’s romantic reds, whites, rosatos and Prosecco wines!
equally romantic and delicious…
Shakespeare’s TIMELESS love story about Romeo and Juliet resonates today, and with Verona indelibly associated with it, you won’t be surprised to learn that every day 3,000 or so messages are written on the 20-foot wall of Juliet’s house in Cappello Street.
The label for Pasqua’s Romeo & Juliet wines features an eye-catching photo of that graffitied wall, shot by photographer Giò Martorana, with the PassioneSentimento wine name superimposed.
We paired these inexpensive, excellent valued and beautiful wines from Pasqua with a late summer and fall favorite — make your own pizzas with a gathering of three families poolside at a friend’s home.
As several people in our party are vegetarian or rarely eat meat, the focus was on veggie toppings. Joining me tasting was Sue and her partner John, and our host Judy and her spouse Jay who have a wonderful large granite slab for laying out ingredients and making the pizzas, plus an assortment of kids drank Italian soda and my husband enjoyed Italian beer.
Today check out Pasqua’s Prosecco and Rose, and tomorrow, we have two passimento wines, one red and one white, for #ItalianWFT! Read the invite by host Katarina here.
While I couldn’t get to the mountains of NW Italy, I did take 3 of the 4 wines to the mountains of southern California — Big Bear Lake to be exact!
Who knew the cuisine of the Suditorol region of Italy to be so deliciously seductive? Not me!
Or that Alpine foods combine Italian sophistication and lightness? Not me again!
Or that there are so many wonderful vegetarian choices?
What we found in the northeastern mountains of Italy: specialities from both culinary traditions, Italy and the Alps, a unique cuisine with many enticing dishes along with excellent and unusual wines! Continue reading
When it comes to the sparkling wines of the world, Prosecco from Italy is sure to come to mind. Continue reading
PECORINO is not just a cheese, but a grape that almost went extinct!
Both Pecorino the cheese and Pecorino the wine are named after the abundant sheep and the sheep herders who roam the hills looking after them.
Native to Sibilini in the mountains of the Marche region of Italy, Pecorino was first mentioned in 1875 yet, the grape was abandoned and replaced by the more productive and easier to grow Trebianno (which I wrote about yesterday and you can read here).
In 1980, the grapevine was found in a vineyard and rescued.
Today you can find it being grown in both Marche, its native home, and in nearby Abruzzo Continue reading
If you like high mountains, rolling hills and lots of green as well as the ocean and a wonderful cuisine, Abruzzo, Italy is the place for you!
- 20% set aside as parks
- 65% mountains
- 34% hilly where the wines are grown
- only 1% flat is flat!
- is known as the greenest area of Italy,
- has the highest peaks in the main part of Italy, the Gran Sasso