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Cantine Sasso Aglianico del Vulture, 2005, Basilicata, Italy

Cantine Sasso Aglianico del Vulture, 2005, Basilicata, Italy

‘A picture paints a thousand words’ is said to be a Chinese proverb attributed to many (from Kung Fu Tze to Confucius), but it is justRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Two Wines From San Lorenzo

Two Wines From San Lorenzo

A delightful evening spent with The Cooksister delving into some foodie delights courtesy of Italian-deli site San Lorenzo. Wine Tasting Note: Fattoria Mantellassi Morellino de Scansano,Read More

Wine Tasting Note: Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy

Wine Tasting Note:Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy.Available from Sainsburys for £16.99An absolute age since I’ve sampled, let alone drank, an Amarone – soRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Franz Haas Manna, 2005, Alto Adige, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: Franz Haas Manna, 2005, Alto Adige, Italy

A wine tasting session to select new additions to a merchants list. The Italian white wine section was looking a little drab, unexciting and neglected. ThisRead More

Andrew Barrow
21 Jun
Wine Tasting Note: A-Mano Rosato, 2006, Puglia, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: A-Mano Rosato, 2006, Puglia, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: A-Mano Rosato, 2006, Puglia, Italy. Gently fruity nose, lovely bright, very pale pink in colour with a surprisingly weighty palate. Unlike several rosésRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Prosecco and Food

Prosecco and Food

Now of course you don’t have Michelin starred food at home – or maybe you do and it’s just me that has to slum it –Read More

Wine Tasting Note: Tesco Sicilian Red Wine, NV, Sicily, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: Tesco Sicilian Red Wine, NV, Sicily, Italy

What I really wanted to cover for today’s Wine Blogging Wednesday were these pre-filled Tulip glasses. Sadly getting through to the supplier/producer has been a mightRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Mar

Asprinio – Obscurity Italian Style

Ever heard of Asprinio? Nope me neither. It’s an Italian white grape variety genetically linked to Greco; but obscure is its middle name. Even my fail-safeRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Visiting Bisol and Prosecco.

Visiting Bisol and Prosecco.

Plenty of correspondence regarding my Italian trip – sorry for the lack of specific location details. Prosecco is a small wine region directly north of Venice.Read More

More from the helicopter.

More from the helicopter.

Three more images from my Bisol sponsored Italian trip. More info here and details of the wines. More images of vineyards and the trip in generalRead More

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