MY NEW BOOK ‘NORTH ADRIATIC’ IS ALMOST PUBLISHED! The book offers an introduction to the regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia – West Slovenia – Istria – Kvarner. More information about the concept you can read here: https://paulbalke.com/north-adriatic-my-new-book/ Are you interested
This wine, Goriška Brda belo 2015, is a blend of 50% Sauvignonasse, 30% Rebula, 15% Pinot Blanc and 5% Pinot Gris. The alcohol-level in wines has become a topic.* According to many reviews and blogs there is a trend for
Photo: part of the cover photo of the new book ‘NORTH ADRIATIC’ Imagine a war between France and Spain: Spain has won and
Photo: Dolceacqua (Liguria) Sometimes life can take unexpected turns and shake you completely and you can’t have any influence on it. I have many such experiences. Like most of you, I am sitting at home now due to the corona-virus.
Photo: landscape in the Alta Langa (Piemonte) Years ago I read the novel by Nobel-awarded José Saramago, ‘Blindness‘. It is a very impressive novel in the typical Saramago-style, with sometimes page-long sentences, and no paragraphs or quotation marks. It tells
Photo: vineyards for Ormeasco di Pornassio DOC. Much of Liguria’s wine landscapes have not yet been discovered, unlike those of Piemonte and Tuscany, even if they are more or less situated in between. Like Piemonte also Liguria boasts unique grape
It is the time of the year we dedicate time to fine wine. The right moment to know more about Aglianico, one of the world’s iconic grapes because from this variety some of the most precious long-lived red wines are
Photo: Alaverdi monastery situated amid the vineyards of Kakhetia. It possesses a good wine cellar and produces its own wine. If ever a country left an unforgettable memory to me it was Georgia. My visit to Georgia was short, but
Photo: the dish of Macedonian chef Igor Stepanovski Piemonte’s well-known products are wine and rice. But hazelnuts are an important produce too and are found everywhere in Piemonte. The local variety is called ‘tonda gentile’, known for its rich taste.
Italy’s Adriatic coast is a long strip of sandy beaches, from Venice to Gargano giving space to thousands of tourists each summer. One exception breaks this pattern: Monte Conero, a huge mountain of 572 meters above sea level, south of