Tag Archive: Italian Wine

One More Wine. Where Daft Punk Meets Dolcetto!

After some antipasti and an Aperol spritz in Taste of Emilia on Liffey St. last Saturday night, I headed to Bagots Hutton Wine Emporium– a new wine bar which has created some buzz… 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

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 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

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

Rivera’s Portfolio Pyramid at Rigby’s

I recently popped along again to Rigby’s Deli and Dining Room on Leeson St., Dublin for dinner. I’ve written about Rigby’s and the delights of BYO previously, so you may already be aware… 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

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

Top Notch Ripasso by Tommaso Bussola

Last week I posted about the death of Guiseppe Quintarelli. Sadly, the wines of Quintarelli are unaffordable to most but there are many alternatives which people can turn to in their search for… Continue reading