Category Archive: Italy

Monteraponi Wine & Dine Night in Il Vicoletto

  On Tuesday 23rd September (yep, tomorrow!) Italian restaurant Il Vicoletto are hosting a wine dinner you won’t want to miss. Enrico Fantasia of wine importer Grapecircus will be introducing wines from Monteraponi, a leading… Continue reading

Growing My Italian Wine Collection

Earlier this year I read a very interesting series of articles from Alfonso Cevola on his blog “On The Wine Trail In Italy” about his own personal strategies for collecting Italian wine. Ostensibly… Continue reading

Castello di Potentino Sacromonte Vertical

If you are a regular reader you’ll already know my love for all things Castello di Potentino. For some unknown reason though, 2014 hasn’t seen much Potentino action in my house, a fact… Continue reading

Lily Aldridge Loves Wine!

It seems that supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge is a bit of a wine buff. You may already be aware of this of course if you, like me, follow her on… Continue reading

Feats of Clay: A Winemakers’ Perspective on Qvevri, Tinajas and Amphora Wine

Such a long time has passed since the conclusion of The Real Wine Fair 2014 that this post can hardly be even loosely described as being associated with the event. It has taken… Continue reading

The Real Wine Fair 2014 – Sicily

Tobacco Dock was bathed in sunshine during The Real Wine Fair, and I think the weather only served to fuel my infatuation with the array of fresh and bright light and medium bodied red wines on… Continue reading

An ‘Orange’ Lunch in The Remedy

I had a fantastic ‘orange’ lunch today in The Remedy wine bar in London. The highlight was the Pierluigi Zampaglione Don Chisciotte Fiano 2011 from Campania, and alongside the San Marzano tomato toast… Continue reading

The Real Wine Fair 2014 – Cristiano Guttarolo, Gioia del Colle, Puglia

Last autumn I braved the journey that is ‘rail and sail’ from London to Dublin. It was horrendous. Cancelled ferries, a 6 hour layover in Hollyhead, Wales, most of which I spent in a pub… Continue reading

Learning About Barbaresco with Enogea and Alessandro Masnaghetti

Do you know your Montefico from your Montestefano? How about the location of the border between Rabajà and Asili? If like, me, you’ve generally steered clear of single vineyard Barbaresco in favour of Barbaresco sourced… Continue reading

Italian Icons Wine Tasting at Ely CHQ

Ely Winebars don’t do things by half really. So it was no surprise that when they chose to take on ‘Italian Icons’ as the theme for one of their regular Thursday night tastings, they… Continue reading