Tormaresca winery in Puglia is setting a new quality standard for Southern Italy wines: native grapes and improved techniques result in spotless wines… … More Tormaresca: traditional soul, modern techniques, a new standard for Puglia’s wines
A journey in the Southern wine regions of Italy, discovering up and coming appellations and the improved quality of Southern whites … More Going South: a journey to the up and coming wine regions of Southern Italy
Attending the first European Women in Wine Expo as a speaker in May has been not only an honour, but an incredible enriching experience. I have met women from the most undiscovered wine regions who believed in their skills, in their dreams and struggled to make them happen, and now are leading successful wineries in … More The first European Women in Wine Expo: how women can make wine dreams come true
We have all seen the attention-grabbing headlines: “New study shows red wine is good for your heart,” or “Why you should be drinking more red wine,” but does the research actually confirm these statements? … More Are red wine health benefits true or just a myth?
En Primeur week, for those of you who never heard about it, is a preview of the last vintage (in this case 2018) from the Union des Grands Crus members in all Bordeaux appellations. This event incorporates different appellation tastings (Pomerol, Pauilliac, St. Emilion etc…) and lunches in each château, it is restricted to the … More Bordeaux En Primeur Week: discovering the wine to be…
Tenuta Castelbuono, better known as Carapace, in Bevagna, Umbria is one of a kind winery. Calling it winery actually is underestimating. It is a living masterpiece, designed by one of the most famous contemporary Italian sculpture… … More Carapace, the living fusion of art and wine
Trebbiano Spoletino is an Italian native white wine grape that is increasing in popularity among Umbrian wine makers thanks to some of its interesting organoleptic characteristics and ageing potential… … More Trebbiano Spoletino: the white side of Umbria
Santa Barbara county’s unique climatic and geological conditions make it the ideal place to grow cooler climate grape varieties with a Californian twist… … More Santa Barbara wine county: the fervent “cool” side of Californian viticulture
My Bordeaux wine tour: Cos D’Estournel chateau in Saint-Estephe during En Primeur week 2018. Complex, multi layered, perfumed wines to store in your cellar… … More Cos D’Estournel: the thousand nuances of Saint-Estèphe’s terroir in a glass
Aglianico is a dark-skinned Italian wine grape variety that produces highly tannic wines with great levels of acidity. It adapts well to warmer climate, will it be the new up and coming red variety in times of global warming? … More Aglianico, the “global warming” up and coming wine grape?