May 2011 archives

Top 5 Italian White Wines from Waitrose Spring Collection 2011

Here are my top 5 white Italian wines from the new Waitrose Spring Collection 2011. This year Waitrose is bang-on trend with wines everybody wants to drink right now and at fair prices. They have also sourced some new, quirky regions which are destined to be future classics. Not an easy feat for a supermarket […]

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The skills for making handmade lace are nearly all replaced by the factory. Except in Sicily. Donnafugata Mille e una Notte is a red wine from Contessa Entellina DOC that has a tight grip on its joyous Nero d’Avola fruit like a short, sharp slap from a woman in mourning. Unashamed Italian austerity, with deep balsamic […]

Giro d’Italia Wine Tour 2011 with Vinissima

Join me on my Wine Tour with the Giro D’Italia 2011 as the Tour races through the wine regions of Italy. At each stage, we will match the wines from the area the Tour is travelling through. There are maps, clips of the race, wine and food and more maps. Updated throughout the day. Drop […]