The 10€ Barolo experience06-03-2017

Barolo. One of the most elegant of Italian wines, this famed, delicate Piedmonte interpretation of the Nebbiolo grape has been treasured for years now. It must be noted that it’s a wine that could takes... more>

Elisabetta Foradori: Fontanasanta Nosiola 2014 & Sgarzon 201315-02-2017

For some time I’ve been quite intrigued to taste the wines of Elisabetta Foradori. Cast up against the Dolomites, in that most curious of Italian wine regions, Trentino-Alto Adige, Elisabetta has been making wines from... more>

Finding ’14 & La Festa de la Verema04-11-2016

Two years back, I wrote an account of the 2014 harvest which is where the photo above was from. It was nasty. What wasn’t desiccated was full of botrytis or then underripe and green. It... more>

Ceretto Barbaresco 2013, it does go boom22-08-2016

If I were to tell you that Nebbiolo was spelled with two b’s, you’d look at me like I was an imbecile as yes, there are indeed two b’s in Nebbiolo. But, if I were... more>

Wrap-up review of, “The Wine Show”25-07-2016

Last week marked the airing of the final episode for “The Wine Show“, a British production that aimed to do something daring: make wine actually approachable and enjoyable on the the small screen. This is... more>

DO Conca de Barberà is not the grape, Barbera09-05-2016

With today’s regional focus being on the Catalan wine region, DO Conca de Barberà, it’s probably a good moment to chat about something that’s very easy to confuse in that this wine region has absolutely... more>

Collemassari – Bolgheri Rosso 201020-12-2015

During a trip to Valpolicella a few months ago, on the last day, we found ourselves having lunch on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the village of Torri del Benaco. It’s a very... more>

Gaja Sito Moresco 201005-10-2015

Opening up an Italian wine is often opening up a bottle of hurt. While the Italian classification systems aren’t as difficult as the French, they’re not as straightforward as say, Spain. There exist multiple levels,... more>

Label Grand Karakterre 201408-12-2014

Anyone within reach of Ljubljana, Slovenia or Zagreb, Croatia should set aside time this Friday and Saturday to attend the Label Grand Karakterre fair. This Central & Southeastern European fair of organic/natural wines is in... more>

A review of “Natural Resistance”10-11-2014

At the press screening night for the Most Festival, I had the chance to see “Natural Resistance” at the Filmoteca in Barcelona. I was very excited to see the screening as Jonathan Nossiter’s previous documentary... more>
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