The Ponca 10 bid Friuli adieu

The Ponca 10* visited cult prosciuttificio D’Osvaldo yesterday in Cormòns: Matthew Turner (head sommlier, Michael Mina, San Francisco), Brent Karlicek (wine merchant, Postino, Phoenix), Jamie Garrett (sommelier, Sonnenalp, Vail), Bobby Stuckey (wine director, Frasca, Boulder), Steve Wildy (beverage director, Vetri, Philadelphia), Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson (chef, Frasca, Boulder), Lara Persello (our handler, Turismo FVG), Shelley Lindgren (wine director, A16, San Francisco), Mario Nocifera (director of operations, Frasca, Boulder), Joe Campanale (beverage director, Dell’Anima, New York).

The group gave handler Lara a Hermès bracelet to thank her for her superb job herding cats.

The crudo at the Regione Friuli good-bye discothèque party was extreme.

Bobby (left) and Lachlan (right) posed on the red carpet with Colli Orientali del Friuli consortium president Pierluigi Comelli and his lovely wife.

Do Bianchi dug the musetto.

Kristian Keber’s Edi Keber Collio ROCKED!

A stroll through Trieste on a Saturday night was magical, electric.


*ponca, Friulian dialect, the unique sandy marl (flysch), Eocene seabed, typical of the Collio and Colli Orientali del Friuli appellations.

9 Responses to The Ponca 10 bid Friuli adieu

  1. adrian says:

    I’m floored by the Friuli posts, J…wow.

  2. bags says:

    And thank YOU Jeremy for your amazing posts of this trip.

  3. tracie p says:

    trieste is in the top three of places i am dying to visit in fruili. next year?

  4. Looks wonderful, everything from hanging Hams to crudo shellfish to the A-team group of winos, to the city lights at night – thanks so much Jeremy for igniting my fascination with Friuli. How amazing it must be, traveling with that group! Enough for a book!

  5. tad says:

    Excellent gelato in the Trieste square (back right corner of your picture).

  6. Jelena M. says:

    You are invited to visit BRESSAN winery as well next time you are in Friuli or any time you wish :)

  7. Fantastic posts from your trip to Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Looking forward to reading more in-depth reports from the visits!!!

  8. [...] Above: Ubi major, minor cessat. Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey (left) really knows his stuff and when it comes to Friulian wines, he’s at the top of his game. It was fascinating to travel and taste with him in Friuli. Ronco del Gnemiz, where he and Lachlan source some of the fruit for their Scarpetta label, was a favorite visit for everyone (for the cast of characters, click here). [...]

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