Spring 2015 Travels — Friuli

Through my contacts in Cambridge and New York, I was able to arrange visits in Friuli, and to get a taste of their wonderful foods and wine.  One winery, Edi Keber in Cormons, is partnered with my friend Jan, who imports their wines to New York.  Their family also has a small B&B, and their son Kristian was a marvelous host for the one day they had a vacancy.  In addition to providing tastings of their fine selections and his own wines, too, he took me to the village tasting room in Cormons, as well as to another Jan winery and friends of the Kebers — Raccaro.

Combined Slovenia - Friuli - Venice - 039 Combined Slovenia - Friuli - Venice - 041 Combined Slovenia - Friuli - Venice - 043 Combined Slovenia - Friuli - Venice - 044 IMG_1691 IMG_1733 IMG_1734 IMG_1766 IMG_1767 IMG_1770

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

La Subida – fried asparagus dish

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Kristian’s own label

La Subida

During the days I stayed on the Slovenian side of the border (a 20-minute drive), but I was able to visit i Clivi wines and meet its owner, Ferdinando.  My friend, Gemma, was there as well.  She is starting up her own wine importing business right now and was a great help to me while visiting the region.  One indelible memory of that visit was i Clivi 2001 Brazan, a magnificent white wine from Collio, with hints of cumin along with other flavors.

On another night we went to dinner at L’Argine a Vencò, a marvelous intimate restaurant with inventive and delicious cucina.

Combined Slovenia - Friuli - Venice - 053a Combined Slovenia - Friuli - Venice - 054 Ferdiando Gemma IMG_2039 IMG_2042 IMG_2044 IMG_2045 IMG_2047 IMG_2051

Ferdinando at L'Argine

First time for me in Friuli and in Slovenia.  Wow; they were better than I could have imagined.

Advertisements
Gallery | This entry was posted in Almost-Vegan, Food, Friends, Travels, Wine. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s