Castello di Radda, premium Chianti Classico

Jun 20, 17 Castello di Radda, premium Chianti Classico

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Chianti is probably the most well known Italian wine brand around. We all think we know it but do we really? Recently I attended a dinner for Castello di Radda hosted by Italian wine expert Walter Speller. The dinner was at Sartoria in Mayfair and featured the wines of Castello di Radda paired with a four course meal. The evening...

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An evening of food and wine with the Consorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi

May 22, 17 An evening of food and wine with the Consorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi

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I attended a Bologna Hills food and wine tasting evening the other day at well known Italian restaurant Burro E Salvia in East London recently. The Consorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi was in town to show off the delicious pastas, meats and wines of the region. Situated in the hills surrounding Bologna, it is the capital of the...

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Dinner with Barone Francesco Ricasoli and his Brolio wines

May 26, 14 Dinner with Barone Francesco Ricasoli and his Brolio wines

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“We are all consumers. Wine should be a pleasure and enjoyable…” That in a nutshell is the philosophy of Barone  Francesco Ricasoli  who was hosting a Brolio wine dinner recently at the Corinthia Hotel here in London. Francesco is the owner of Barone Ricasoli vineyards, set in the hills of Tuscany, and the 32nd...

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Decanter’s Italian Fine Wine Encounter next weekend (May 10,2014)

May 01, 14 Decanter’s Italian Fine Wine Encounter next weekend (May 10,2014)

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Next weekend, May 10th, is Decanter’s Italian Fine Wine Encounter. I always enjoy going to these events because it’s the perfect opportunity to meet and taste some fabulous Italian wines. I love Italian wine but sadly, I never seem to have the time to really get to know them. Decanter’s tasting serves as a good...

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Tozi, cicchetti in London

Jul 09, 13 Tozi, cicchetti in London

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Prosecco may be very popular but as my Italian friend, Giordi, always tells me –  it’s too sweet here in England. So when we sat down at the new Italian restaurant Tozi and were presented with 2 glasses of prosecco, I wondered what she would say. After taking a sip,she pronounced it as it should be, dry and refreshing....

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Nino Franco Prosecco. Prosecco but not as you know it…

May 24, 13 Nino Franco Prosecco. Prosecco but not as you know it…

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Cheap and cheerful. Big fat bubbles, sweet tasting. Famous for being the bubbly in a Bellini. All these things are commonly said about everyone’s favourite Italian sparkler, prosecco. But that’s not the only kind of prosecco being produced. I had lunch earlier this week at Locanda Locatelli with the owner of Nino Franco...

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