Tag Archive: Italian Wine

The Winemaker’s Choice – La Scelta Del Vignaiolo

To date in my own search for terroir driven wine producers in Italy, I’ve focussed mainly on the opinions of critics, bloggers and wine guides. Sometimes, as with the Slow Wine Guide, you… Continue reading

When Sangiovese Meets The Snail – Slow Wine Italy

So after having a bit of a rant about terroir, oak and sense of place in wines last week, how am I going to help you find artisan producers who strive to also… Continue reading

A Visit To Castello Di Potentino In Tuscany

Without doubt, one of the best wine discoveries of 2012 for me were the wines of Castello Di Potentino. Nestled at the foothills of Monte Amiata, lies the estate run by Alexander Greene… 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

The Barolos of G.D. Vajra

When I was in college, a can of Bavaria was the drink of choice for most undergraduates. Unsurprisingly, it would seem that going to college in Italy would have delivered quite a different,… Continue reading

Podere Il Carnasciale – Il Caberlot

I reckon that if you write a wine blog that has any sort of focus on Italian wine, your views on James Suckling and Antonio Galloni will go a long way to defining… Continue reading

20 Vintages Of Le Macchiole’s Paleo Rosso

If you Google the word ‘paleo’, you’ll get a load of guff about a modern diet that forces participants to eat foods based on those consumed by the hunter gathers in the Paleolithic… Continue reading