Monday, November 28, 2016

Top wine tasting: ASC World Wine Tour

Top wine tasting: World Wine Tour by Vito Donatiello blog

ASC World Wine Tour: 130 wines from 20 renowned wineries from around the world.

Started the tasting with some fine white such as:

  • Louis Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay AOC
  • Trimbach Riesling Alsace AOC
  • Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Émile Riesling Alsace AOC
  • Trimbach Gewurztraminer Alsace AOC

Then moved to top Italian reds, such as:

  • AloisLageder Pinot Noir Alto Adige DOC 2013
  • Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo Riserva DOCG 2009
  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 (super rich and well balanced, the king of my tasting)
  • Masi Costasera Amarone Riserva DOC 2009

Finished with 4 different Ports from Taylor and Fonseca, from aged Tawny to Late Bottled Vintage.
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

An average of 175 daily coffee cups are served in every Italian bars

175 daily coffee cups are served in every Italian bars | by Vito Donatiello blog

6 billion coffee cups (including espresso and cappuccino) are served in Italian “bar” in a year with a turnover of 6.6 billion Euros and an average of 175 daily coffee served in every coffee shop.

Considering the Italian population between 18 and 65 years old is 34,7 million, that means every other Italian buys a cup of coffee in a bar daily.

While Italian bars brew 17 million cups per day, the whole world enjoys an astonishing number of 2 billion cup a day (read the BBC News article)

Data elaborated from FIPE

Source: La Repubblica article