Thursday, May 31, 2012

a glass and a nibble

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2010 Elio Filippino Arneis | DOC Langhe

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I finally have time to watch my beloved basketball, and what great timing, now with the conference finals going strong. I think this is one of the last times we'll see San Antonio's old guard so dominant. Oklahoma City is going to give them some problems with that post defence, but I'd go with a Spurs/Heat Finals.

Italian whites are interesting, but hardly grand wines. But Arneis is special. It has these wonderful floral aromas, with minerality to give it structure. I love the texture on these wines, this elegant, weighty feel on the palate, much like what nebbiolo gives you. Really special, and what it lacks in outright fruit, it more than makes up for in character. And with the right Shanghai street vendor nuts and pumpkin seeds, a great night of NBA playoff action. Go Spurs go!!

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