Pleasures in Alta Badia: Height of good taste

For many recreational skiers, lingering over a long lunch in a wayside hut high on the slopes is the focal point of the day. After a morning of skiing and mountain air, there’s nothing better than freshly cooked, hearty fare. Unfortunately, the expected feast often fails to materialise. Not surprisingly; preparing meals in a location … Continue reading

Discovering the Tastes

RED BARBERA plummy and cherryish undertones of sweet vanilla The high-in-acid BARBERA grape of north-western Italy is a chameleon-like grape which changes considerably according to yield. As an everyday variety, it is a juicy glugger but it can metapmorphose into a concentrated, rich, plummy and cherryish wine with undertones of sweet vanilla and spice when … Continue reading