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Wine Tasting Tuscan Style

Wine Tasting Tuscan Style

Opening with the ‘basic’ wines he was almost apologetic at their simplicity. Personally I found them a delight; no idea of price at the time (the top of the range comes in at a very reasonable €20 cellar door) but to a bottle these ‘lesser’ wines were lovely, offering a balanced richness, a true regional acidic streak in the RI.VA.LE Chianti and a touch riper, softer palate to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

A Raw Taster – Sampling Natural Wines in Slovenia

A Raw Taster – Sampling Natural Wines in Slovenia

This little place, the Slovenian equivalent of neighbouring Italy’s Agriturismo, has the most stunning view. Just below the veranda vines hug the hillside. Across the valleyRead More

Sevilen Winery, Turkey

Sevilen Winery, Turkey

A set of six photographs from a visit at the Sevilen Winery, just outside Izmir in Turkey; a prime grape-growing region, Mediterranean climate an’ all. “InRead More

Visiting Freixenet

Visiting Freixenet

It might just be down to me having the attention span of a gnat or maybe it was the translation from Catalan and Spanish to aRead More

René Barbier, Penedes, Spain

René Barbier, Penedes, Spain

Sadly you cant, as a member of the ‘public’ visit this impressive Moet-built and Moet-soon-sold vineyard-surrounded edifice. This is the winery for the René Barbier rangeRead More

Wine Cellar at Freixenet

Wine Cellar at Freixenet

Rather pleased with this photo; so chuffed in fact that rather than keeping it for a Sunday Wine Shot slot later in the year, as originallyRead More

Visiting Arnaldo Caprai, Italy

Visiting Arnaldo Caprai, Italy

Not long before lunch but the winter sun has barely made an impression; it is low in the sky its weak rays glinting off the vineyardsRead More

Rathfinny Estate

Rathfinny Estate

Mark Driver’s first view of Rathfinny was via Google Earth while on holiday in Spain. An excited call from his land agent , a view onRead More

Visiting Lungarotti Winery, Italy

Visiting Lungarotti Winery, Italy

This year, 2012, sees the Umbrian producer Lungarotti celebrate two anniversaries. It has been 50 years since the renovation of the winery and vineyards and 50Read More

The Office, Barberani

The Office, Barberani

For todays Sunday Wine Shot a glamours scene of the ‘office’ or at least the packing/dispatch area at the Barberani Winery in Umbria, Italy. A visitRead More

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