Tag Archive: Riecine

My 2016 Wine Predictions

Almost as ubiquitous as the annual wine awards schtick peddled by wine writers are the predictions for the year ahead. Such pontifications rarely have any bearing on the actual course of events, but I do often… 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

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

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