Italy

Abruzzo wines One Foot in the Grapes

Discover joy of some of the best Abruzzo wines from Italy and you won’t regret it

The other day I was doing what I love best, randomly browsing a wine aisle creating a mid-aisle trolley hazard, when I spotted Morrisons The Best Pecorino and went a bit light-headed. I was drawn to it because a) it is from the Abruzzo region in Italy which I’ve just visited b) it has a …

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Premier Estates Italian Prosecco Extra Dry

In my glass: Premier Estates’ Italian Prosecco Extra Dry

Prosecco can always be relied on to save the day. Here’s the weekend and the footie scores haven’t gone exactly as I would have liked. As I write, it’s ten minutes since I poured Premier Estates’  Italian Prosecco Extra Dry, ( 11.5% abv  RRP £7.99) and it is still perkily popping in the glass. Premier Estates make a …

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Barone Pizzini wine tasting

A night of wine and food celebrating Barone Pizzini and Italian wines

IT’S always lovely to meet Real People behind wines.  I was lucky enough to “break bread” with Silvano Brescianini, the CEO of Barone Pizzini, from the heart of Franciacorta, Italy, and enjoy  his wines with a lovely bunch of people at Liverpool’s Bretta & Co shop and bistro just off Bold Street. Now I love franciacorta sparkling …

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Memoro Rosato Vino d’Italia NV

Top winemaker Neil McGuigan shares his wine-tasting tips

BY THE time you read this I will have enjoyed a Girlies’ Night In, with yours truly  in charge of  a wine-tasting challenge. Other entertainment was to be one Girlie playing tunes on her ukulele. My plan: To disguise  all bottles in tin foil and to ask the Girlies questions, including guessing the grapes. I …

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