Category Archive: Sicily / Sicilia

The Vine Inspiration Wine and Music Awards 2015

Wines of the Year, Food Oscars, Golden Pints, everyone is at it. For many hacks and bloggers it seems to be merely a thinly veiled exercise to publicly thank the PR folk who gazed upon them… Continue reading

Arianna Occhipinti Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010

  This is my synthesis of Sicily That’s how Arianna Occhipinti describes Grotte Alte, her Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico. The wine spends 40 days on skins and 4 years in 25HL slavonian oak. While… Continue reading

COS In Colour

There have been two constants in my life over the past fortnight – COS Frappato and Jamie XX’s new album: In Colour. And both will make your summer immeasurably better! For some reason, COS… Continue reading

Azienda Agricola COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2011

I could dedicate an entire website to COS and Arianna Occhipinti such is my love for their wines. One of my most recent purchases was a few bottles of Arianna’s Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010.… 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

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

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

Keeping An Eye On The Weather In Sicily Via Cusumano’s App

The jet stream screwed us. Well that’s what Sky News is putting our unseasonably wet weather down to. Unfortunately, it’s screwing everyone, so mainland Europe is having as weird and wonderful a time… Continue reading

Tasted at RAW – Azienda Agricola Frank Cornelissen

East London still remains the only place where a coiffed twenty-something dressed in a vintage three piece tweed suit, sporting a faux election rosette in some sort of ironic protest against the political… Continue reading

Tasted at The Real Wine Fair – COS

Returning readers may remember that I listed the COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008 in my most interesting wines of 2011 listing. Giusto Occhipinti was at The Real Wine Fair with a range of… Continue reading