"There are two kinds of wines: wines that surprise you, and wines that touch you."
Michelle Locke has picked up some of the Palate Press spirits beat, and this year her pursuit of spirits for this publication has taken her to Mexico, Scotland, Ireland, and France. Her Irish travel piece, though, stands out since it has one of the best ledes we've ever run.
The most representative grape of Alto Adige/Süditrol isn’t pinot, lagrein, or merlot. It is a humble local grape grown here since the distant past.