Monthly Archive: November, 2011

Baby or Bath Water? – Castello Banfi Belnero 2006

A wine lecturer once went on a rant at me about Castello Banfi. His near soliloquy went along the following lines: Horrific overproduction, wines made to please the American masses, no expression of… Continue reading

Tuscan Wine Evening in Ballymaloe House

Last week, I attended a “Wines of Tuscany” Winemaker’s Dinner and New Season Tuscan Olive Oil tasting at Ballymaloe House. The winemakers present on the evening were Beatrice Contini Bonacossi of Capezzana and… Continue reading

Baby or Bath Water? – Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo

The idea for “Baby or Bath Water?” came about when a shop assistant tried to sell me a bottle of wine by telling me that it was a baby Barolo. As I said… Continue reading

Graham’s Port and Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Tasting

Last week I attended a port and chocolate tasting organised by Findlaters Wine and Spirit Group. The ports were presented by Henry Shotton, winemaker of the prestigious premium Graham’s Port, and were paired… Continue reading