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Pompeii and Nicolini Malvasia

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Pompeii Fast Food Counter 

Archaeologists excavate fast-food centres in Pompeii - it s viral -  Hindustan Times
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55454717
Dinner in Pompeii: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/t-
magazine/heston-blumenthal-pompeii-dinner.html

The Wine? Pair Ancient to Ancient.
Nicolini Malvasia, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Most ampelographers believe that the Malvasia family of grapes are of ancient origin,
most likely originating in Crete, Greece. The name "Malvasia" probably comes
from Monemvasia, a medieval and early Renaissance Byzantine fortress on the coast
of Laconia, known in Italian as "Malvasia"; this port would have acted as a trading center
for wine produced in the eastern Peloponnese and perhaps in some of the Cyclades. 
During the Middle Ages the Venetians became so prolific in trading "Malvasia wine"
that merchant wine shops in Venice were known as malvasie!

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Giorgio & Rossana Nicolini and their son Eugenio Nicolini are the winemakers.
A blend of Malvasia, Borgogna Nera, Piccola Nera, Vitovska & Refosco
From the Importer: 
https://www.piedmontwineimports.com/nicolini

It's an Andy Pick!
Andy says:
 This wine has weight making it a solid winter white but laced with good acidity.
Golden in the glass, the wine verges on orange. Spice, floral and apricot and bone dry.

Please note: Adorable dog not included!

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