Tag: Italy

Maree Nero Di Troia
29
Mar
2021

Soft & silky Maree – Nero di Troia

Been a while since I reviewed an Italian wine and this bottle was like welcoming back an old friend. Warm and fruit forward describes this southern Italian bottle perfectly, this…

La scolca - Chiara Soldati
25
Nov
2020

La Scolca Gavi – Digital wine tasting

La Scolca Gavi Gavi Tasting – I was kindly invited to a digital wine tasting of a selection of Gavi’s made by one of the top white wine wineries in…

Villa Cafaggio Chianti 2016
07
Jun
2020

Chianti in the rain

Things didn’t quite go to plan when having a small family get together, didn’t imagine sitting in my sons garden, winter coat on under a gazebo which was being blown…

Terre di Chieti Pecorino wine
27
Oct
2019

Pecorino: Is it a Grape or is it a Cheese?

Well, in fact it’s both, the Pecorino grape is grown in the Abruzzo and Marche regions of central Italy producing a crisp dry white wine and the Pecorino cheese which…

24
Oct
2019

Terre di Faiano Primitivo 2016 Organic wine

Organic wine, seems to be springing up everywhere and there seems to be more and more winemakers around the world using the principles of organic farming to produce their wines….

Gattavecchi - Rosso Di Montepulciano 2016
12
May
2019

Gattavecchi Rosso Di Montepulciano 2016

At a recent trip to Tuscany we stopped by at the Gattavecchi winery in the Argiano area in south Montepulciano, where we tasted amongst others this Rosso Di Montepulciano. Although…

Bardolino
27
Apr
2019

Light,cheerful & chilled

Fancy a nice white or Rosé ? it may be perfect for those summer evenings sitting in the garden with the sun shining but have you considered a light red…

Villa Antorini Toscana 2015
13
Jan
2019

Is this a super ‘Super Tuscan’ ??

A Super Tuscan, a wine made in Tuscany that uses the IGT label, doesn’t follow the traditional DOCG rules but still uses grapes grown in the Tuscan region. Well, this…

Sangiovese
20
Dec
2018

Aldi Wine Club – This Sangiovese Loves Pizza

A few weeks ago was lucky enough to be picked for the latest Aldi Wine Club review panel, not my first time I hasten to add and I’ve always enjoyed…

27
Nov
2018

Two cracking Italians

Been a bit of an Italian Job last week with these two very enjoyable bottles  finding there way onto our dinner table. One a white from the north of Lake…

villa nardelli Sangiovese
21
Oct
2018

Villa Nardelli – Cuvée Carolina 2016

Hot on the heels of our recent trip to Tuscany, where we tasted some pretty decent wines, I am still enjoying and actively seeking out anything Italian that looks remotely…

21
Oct
2017

Ca’ Marrone Rosso Appassimento 2016

Is there a better bargain out there in the high street than this Italian stallion of a wine, the (Ca’ Marrone Rosso Appassimento) especially when on discount, currently £6.50 at…