14 March, 2013
He was so right. We stayed in a gorgeous hotel the first night, run by the Maistra group in Rovinj. The Hotel Lone has every modern amenity, and a kitchen that serves food that is both comforting and exciting. Convenient, plush and a great base for exploring.
From modern to ancient, we
11 March, 2013
10 March, 2013
Unfamiliar is fun when it tastes as good as wines of Croatia. We hit the bar last night and our movie star handsome waiter kept suggesting tasty wines ---back to that dance of unfamiliar letters, we didn't write anything down but had golden, crisp and darkly sumptuous whites and reds. More (much more I hope) later. But for now just an note to suggest you check out the IWINETC and follow along on Twitter @winepleasures, @iwinetc and @enoturismo and also with the indefatigable @anthonycswift.
See you later!
01 March, 2013
Chasing the sun has eluded me this week. While the bay area was springlike, I was in Chicago where the people and snacks are delightful but the weather is oh so frightful. Finally home enjoying the last rays of Friday sunlight with friends waiting for the SF fog to roll in, I was glad to have grabbed a sample of Terra Antica. Perfect choice since half the people couldn't decide between beer and wine. A pale gold color, the wine has aromas of citrus, apple and a hint of bread dough. The spritziness was fun. It even foamed up. The flavors were subtle with a nice hint of bitter in the finish. Add some conversation and you have the perfect pair. Since the wine retails for only $9, you'll have plenty leftover to go find some sushi!