Tag Archive: Nebbiolo

The Vine Inspiration Wine and Music Awards 2015

Wines of the Year, Food Oscars, Golden Pints, everyone is at it. For many hacks and bloggers it seems to be merely a thinly veiled exercise to publicly thank the PR folk who gazed upon them… Continue reading

A Visit To Ar.Pe.Pe – Part 2: The Wines

I joked in part one about the incline of Ar.Pe.Pe.’s Grumello vineyards. In reality, the relative elevation of Grumello pales into insignificance alongside some of the vines in Sassella where the Pelizzatti Perego… Continue reading

A Visit to Ar.Pe.Pe: Part 1 – The Story

I had chosen the wrong footwear. That much was clear as we ascended further up Ar.Pe.Pe.’s Grumello vineyards. I had an inkling that they were going to be steep as we surveyed the… Continue reading

Order The Giuseppe Rinaldi!

It’s one of the wine rules I live by. If there’s a Giuseppe Rinaldi wine on the list just order it. Of course, if the list is stocked with old Barolo, following my… Continue reading

My Wine Weekend – Cristiano Guttarolo, Riecine, Bartolo Mascarello & ArPePe

People often quip that I’m a bit of a ‘supermarket wine basher’. I’m searching for exciting and delicious wines and, with few exceptions, I’ve yet to find these in a supermarket. Complexity is… Continue reading

A Wine Afternoon In London – ArPePe Rosso di Valtellina 2012

With visits to Duck Soup and Sager + Wilde, I think it’s safe to say that I had a fun wine-filled afternoon in London last Sunday. Among the delights were Lapierre Morgon 2012 and Antinori… 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

Most Enjoyable Wines of 2013 – Proprietà Sperino Costa della Sesia ‘Uvaggio’ 2010

This is the last in my series of posts on the most enjoyable wines of 2013 and technically I’m cheating since I really only got to grips with this wine in 2014. Why?… 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

Rising Stars of Europe Wine Tasting

I recently attended a tasting in The Cliff Town House in Dublin organised by On The Grapevine and Cabot and Co. The tasting was showcasing the wines of seven different producers and was… Continue reading