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Nino Franco Faìve Rosé Brut Spumante

Nino Franco Faìve Rosé Brut Spumante

I felt it on the breeze, that subtle change of the seasons as a breeze sent shivers through a rose bush. The last of the summerRead More

Our Olive Oil

Our Olive Oil

A slightly different Sunday Wine Spot photo – for one it certainly isn’t wine. Several years ago Penny Hale and her husband Martin upped-sticks from SouthRead More

Plymouth Gin Bottles

Plymouth Gin Bottles

A long and illustrious history with many highs and lows. Quality is now restored to the famous Plymouth Gin, with a return to its original recipeRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Tenuta di Fessina Vineyard Panorama

Tenuta di Fessina Vineyard Panorama

Making full use of the centuries of Mount Etnas deposits the vines at Tenuta di Fessina produce some lovely wines. Here, with Mount Etna behind us,Read More

Vineyards at Tasca d’Almerita

Vineyards at Tasca d’Almerita

For what seemed like hours – well it was hours, but enjoyably so, we had crossed Sicily in the bus marvelling at the scenery. There wereRead More

Donnafugata Ben Rye

Donnafugata Ben Rye

One of the highlights of the Circle of Wine Writers trip to Sicily – a superb tasting and visit to the Donnafugata Winery. Perhaps also theRead More

Entrance Feudo Arancio

Entrance Feudo Arancio

Friday 7th June. The schedule had us seated and tasting at 1,700 acre Feudo Arancio winery by 9am. There was the late night and the 30Read More

Stainless Steel Tanks at Planeta

Stainless Steel Tanks at Planeta

Who says stainless steel tanks are boring? Well, me for one… once you’ve seen one you have basically seen them all. Rarely do they make interestingRead More

Champagne Glass Line Up

Champagne Glass Line Up

Champagne out of a paper cup; not just any champagne either but the delicately stunning Billecart-Salmon Rosé (Harrods £60). Not just a flowery paper cup either,Read More

Vineyards Under Mount Etna

Vineyards Under Mount Etna

At a little over 3,300 meters Mount Etna is massive; it dominates Sicily and formed a point of reference during the week long Circle of WineRead More

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