Tag Archive: Italian Wine

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

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

St. Patrick’s Day 2014 – A day of great bottles

There really isn’t anything unusual about an Irishman celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, but I like to think that since we share names, I have more right to indulge on this day than most.… Continue reading

Valli Unite – Ottavio Rube Vino Rosso

“Are these the actual hands that made the wine?” It was a rhetorical question. In the way that any comment on Instagram could even jokingly be considered as rhetorical. I used to mock… Continue reading

Most Enjoyable Wines of 2013 – A Tale of Two Valpolicellas: Quintarelli and Bussola

A couple of the more memorable ‘wining’ experiences of 2013 came during my visit to Verona. On successive nights in the city of fair Romeo and Juliet, I set out to sample some… Continue reading

Sparkling Wine for New Year’s Eve – SO Prosecco

Let’s face it – a lot of Prosecco is bland and uninteresting. Its image has suffered in recent years with the market flooded with drab swill, with little to whet the appetite of… Continue reading

Exploring Biodynamic Wine – A Year Of Talks With Demeter – A Summary From Saverio Petrilli

I’ve opined recently whether certification is an issue for biodynamic growers in Italy. I made this comment having encountered several growers who employ biodynamic practices in their vineyards, but don’t wish to formalise… Continue reading

Most Enjoyable Wines of 2013 – Santa Caterina Colli di Luni Vermentino 2011

As the curtain begins to draw on 2013, we’ll soon be inundated with awards, lists, top-10s and yet more awards for the best wines of the year. Having found this to be a… Continue reading