Category Archive: Tuscany / Toscana

Liberty Premium Tuscan Wine Tasting – Return To My First Love

Tuscan wines were my first love. Everyone has one, the bottle that once you taste it makes you realise that much of the wine you’ve been drinking previously was mere plonk and this… Continue reading

Tasted at RAW – Tenuta di Valgiano

Update: Read about my April 2013 visit to Tenuta Di Valgiano at this link. Tenuta di Valgiano first came to my attention when a friend of mine who spends a lot of time… Continue reading

Castello di Potentino Pop-Up

I hate the phrase “pop-up restaurant”. To me, pop-up implies here today, gone next week – I don’t think a pop-up should be a way to create interest in a venture which the… Continue reading

Liberty Wines 2012 Portfolio Tasting – Part 2

Last week, I wrote the first part of my blog about some interesting wines from the recent Liberty Wines tasting in Dublin. This week, I’m going to present the final part of my… Continue reading

Liberty Wines 2012 Portfolio Tasting – Part 1

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Liberty Wines 2012 portfolio tasting held in Fallon & Byrne in Dublin. Liberty Wines are the importers for a number of outstanding Italian wines, so… Continue reading

Wine Storage and Frescobaldi Montesodi Chianti Rufina

With all the recent kerfuffle over the Spectrum/Vanquish auction in London, it seems appropriate that of late my mind has turned to the issue of provenance. In case you missed it, the Spectrum/Vanquish… 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

Italy and the Decanter World Wine Awards Global Tastings

Italian wine represents the majority of my wine consumption by some margin. When I started writing my blog, I was conscious that I should focus on wines from other countries too and not… Continue reading

Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve – Differing Reviews of a Tuscan Collectible

Update: Read about my April 2013 visit to Fontodi here. I like lists. I love Italian wine. So lists about Italian wines are right up my alley. I’ve recently finished reading James Suckling’s… Continue reading