Tag Archive: Brunello di Montalcino

The Wine Year Ahead

Hot on the heels of awards season comes predictions for the year ahead. My attempt last year was quite personal – I ended up buying lots of Nebbiolo, it was indeed the year… 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

Beautiful Brunello Di Montalcino Part Two – A Tasting at Col d’Orcia

It’s been a while, but I’ve finally got a chance to post about some of the wines that I tasted during my visit to Col d’Orcia in October. We were shown around the… Continue reading

Beautiful Brunello di Montalcino – A Visit To Col d’Orcia

I’ve written in these pages before that Brunello di Montalcino is a luxury purchase for me. It’s expensive and much like Barolo, good Brunello takes years of cellaring to realise its true potential… Continue reading

Picture Perfect Tuscany Part 2

To further whet the appetite for my upcoming blog posts on my visits at Castello di Potentino and Col d’Orcia, here is another installment of wine photos from my recent trip to Tuscany.… Continue reading

Picture Perfect Tuscany

As we approach The Vine Inspiration’s birthday, I’ve finally got around setting up the Facebook page so please click on the ‘like’ button on the blog homepage. Not content with merely adding one… Continue reading

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

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

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