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My First Glass of Italian Wine (When was Yours?)

This is a response to a previous post I wrote – one that suggested that a glass of Italian wine be drunk as if it’s the first time it’s ever been tasted – as if it’s the last time it ever will be. I wrote a poem inspired by that, from the point of view […]

Franciacorta wine…

Franciacorta wine is produced in a Lombardian region bearing the same name. The area is completely surrounded by varying shades of nature – to its north, there’s the Lake Iseo (Lago d’Iseo); to its south are Bergamo and Brescia, to its east are the morainic hills (formed by glaciers), and to its west is the […]

The Italian Wine Society…

I’ve just found a web site called The Italian Wine Society. Though it’s based in the UK, they source a variety of quality wines from many Italian wine regions like Sicily, Tuscany, Piedmont and Lombardia. You can search for a whole range of wines on their site – Red, Rose, White and Sparkling – including […]

Bellavista Franciacorta Gran Cuveé Brut 2006

The aroma variables that help to make this Franciacorta are an important element, but not the only one, in determining the nose-palate type that clearly marks out this Gran Cuvée from traditional Bruts. Indeed, over 30% of the wines that make up this Gran Cuvée are fermented and aged for over 7 months in small […]