Tag Archive: Valtellina

Special Wines For Journey-Men and Journey-Women

If sheer contentment is a measure of quality, recent meals in Brawn stand head and shoulders above every other restaurant visit this year. Faye Maschler once suggested that if she could, she would… Continue reading

Oddities and Rarities From Ar.Pe.Pe.

I’m a little obsessed with suitcase wine – wine that you stuff into your Samsonite swaddled with socks to ensure safe passage home from your travels. This isn’t about saving a few quid; oddities… 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

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