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Tasting Evening – Benvenuti a Palermo! in Nantes, France

Tasting Evening – Benvenuti a Palermo! Thursday October 1st 2009 at 20h30 Tasting of 6 wines Sicilian + meal: 30 € / person! Places limited. Call to reserve at 02 40 47 96 30 or email armelmichenaud@yahoo.fr. List of wines to be tasted during the evening: • Marsala Martinez • Note Chiara 2008; Feotto dello […]

Wine tasting in Umbria

BOOK HERE Your TASTING. Every weekend from August to October the “Strada dei Vini” proposes a visit to the cellars between Orvieto and Amelia. With wine tasting and sampling of typical local products in the suggestive landscape and flavours of Umbrian tradition. Wine tasting: €10 per person Wine and oil tasting: €13 per person discounts […]

Italian Wine tasting at CasaVino, Nantes, France

Wednesday February 4, a new tasting evening is organized in CasaVino. On the program, 8 wines of southern Italy will be offered, from Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia. During the tasting, you will find wine producers include: Abbazia Santa Anastasia (Sicily) Planeta (Sicily) Firriato (Sicily) Sedilesu (Sardinia) Feudi di San Marzano (Puglia The evening will begin […]

Umani Ronchi: the great wines of the Marches

Umani Ronchi: the great wines of the Marches Thursday, January 29, 2009 – 20:30 at La Locanda dei Golosi Via Eugubina, 225 – Pieve Pagliacci, Bosco (Perugia) Umani Ronchi – one of the most famous and prestigious wineries in the Marche and Italy – presents to our readers a noble selection of its best wines, […]

My Last Glass of Italian Wine…

(this is a follow-up from a previous post I wrote a few weeks’ ago…) My last glass of Italian wine shall be taken beside a beach. The sea will be wide and blue, waves flowing in and out gently. The waves are listening. The sand on which I sit will be fine – made pink […]

Would you pay ₤10,000 for a wine tour?

Well, that’s what a top hotel in Rome is offering. Yes. The St Regis Grand hotel. Yes. ₤10,000. I had to blink a few times to make sure I wasn’t getting the zeros mixed up. The tour includes a helicopter ride to Bolgheri to explore the vineyards and cellars where Ornellaia wine is produced; a […]

A New Movie About Wine…

There’s a new film coming out very soon (Aug 6th) called Bottle Shock. Based on a true story, it’s about the lives of two men involved in the wine business striving to become successful at what they do. One is an ex real estate lawyer turned winemaker, lives in California, and is trying to perfect […]

Mmmm….Sangiovese…

I had the Sicilian Sangiovese. It was a beautiful experience. Such that it left angels speechless… …and Bacchus patted my head affectionately, with a Humphrey Bogart accent, saying ‘you done good, kid. You done good’. You should have been there. But then I would have had to share. And I was already sharing it between […]

It’s Calling My Name…

There’s a bottle of Spanish Cabernet on my brother-in-law’s worktop – opened. There’s a bottle of Sicilian Sangiovese on the wine rack – unopened. I cannot open it ‘til the Cabernet’s finished. Those are the rules in the household. There’s less than half of the Cabernet left. It’s almost 2am and I’m thinking of putting […]

The European Wine Bloggers Conference

Wow, I really didn’t know such an event existed. There are quite a few blogging conferences out there, but one strictly for wine bloggers is a fabulous idea! The first ever European Wine Bloggers Conference will take place in sunny Spain (Logrono) from August 29th-31st. The main focus of the event is to discuss the […]