Tagged: #Italy

The balsamic side to Trebbiano & Lambrusco

I would imagine balsamic vinegar is a household staple these days. I use it a lot in the summer when at least twice a week salad will be on the menu as an accompaniment to something else. But recently I was disheartened to find out that I'd never actually tried balsamic vinegar in my life.

Getting a taste for Chianti (again)

Sometimes it is nice not to have too much of a good thing too often. Maybe you don't see someone for some time, or don't experience something, maybe for a few weeks, a few months or perhaps a number of years. Then you go back to be reminded of how good it is, all over again.

Cortese: What art thou?

It sounds like a girls name, but in fact Cortese is another addition to your vast vocabulary of obscure Italian grape varieties. This is never going to be your next Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. It's not a crowd pleaser in the way these noble grape varieties usually are.

The Flying Winemakers

It started in the early 1980s. Young twenty-something Australian winemakers watching 'The Flying Doctors' on a Tuesday afternoon waiting for something exciting to happen. While September is desperately quiet for southern hemisphere winemakers, it's a different story altogether in Europe and North America.