Italy

    Central London winery to make English wine

    London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this year's harvest. London Cru's winemaker, Gavin MoneryLondon Cru has arranged to buy 3,000 kilos of Bacchus grapes from Sandhurst Vineyards in Kent, southern England, which should be enough to produce around 2,000 bottles of still wine.

    13 readers - By Decanter

    Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

    The Davero Symbol. A couple of weeks ago I visited a winery in Dry Creek Valley that really impressed me and I feel delighted to tell you all about them. But I’ve got to level with you guys—I always do—I’m a couple of days in front of a big trip to Italy and pressed for time.

    13 readers - By enotecaMarcella

      Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

      Decanter - - 9 readers - Summer rain has left winemakers across northern Italy facing difficult conditions for the 2014 harvest, but while many still remain optimistic there are higher hopes further south in the country. Peter McCombie MW hosts a Chianti Classico tasting at Decanter's Simply Italian - Great Wines even in London.

      Mario Scheuermann's Deutsche Sauvignon Blanc Trophy 2014, Germany

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Picture: Judges and Winemakers, with Eberhard Jourdan, Mario Scheuermann, Toni Viehhauser, Xinyi Chen, Dirk Helmrich, Patrick Johner, Dietmar Busch and Christian L. Stahl No longer limited to the Loire Valley in France and Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc is now cultivated all over the world, including in Germany.

      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      Matthew Jukes - - 8 readers - Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate, joyous and delicious chilled, too.

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      The Nipozzano Wines of Tuscany

      … dating back to the 1300′s and is currently one of the largest wine producers in Italy with estates scattered all over Tuscany. Their array of wines is a bit confusing, but there is one wine that stood out at a recent tasting; the Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva. The romance and mystique of a wine region are always of interest to an arm-chair…

      3 readers - By The Wine Observer

      Gli Arancini di Madaio

      …, or rice balls, are fritters of risotto, shaped in a ball (or sometimes a cone), stuffed with ragu and deep fried. Montalbano is actually given some credit – at least according to Wikipedia, which is always right, right? – for popularizing the treats outside of Italy. When I was a kid, arancini was the first thing that made me connect to my Italian…

      2 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      La Maialina ‘gertrude’ Rosso Toscana IGP 2010

      …” Tasting Notes: Garnet with brick edges, with aromas of both black and sour cherry, tobacco and white peppercorn. Tasting pleasingly synonymous to the aromas, finishing with smooth tannins and notes of leather, baked cherry and hints of crushed pink peppercorn. Winemaker’s blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon IGP Italy Bottled for La Maialina by 15632/FI 13.5% Alcohol $11 Enjoy now Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in budget friendly, italy and tagged red blend. Bookmark the permalink.…

      1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      In Search of 50 Great Cava’s in Spain

      … and Lara Dunston Also on the 50 Great Cava’s trip will be photographer Andrew Barrow @wine_scribbler, with whom I also spent a very memorable birthday, snowbound in a hotel in southern Italy. Although I believe it was more memorable for me as Andrew claims not to recall much of that night. Andrew pictured at top left Follow the trip as it happens October 6-10th as we go Cuckoo for Cava. Twitter: @50greatcavas Hashtags: #50gc #cava #Penedes Facebook: 50 Great Cavas…

      3 readers - By Come for the Wine

      Mellisoni Vineyards 2012 Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan, $35

      …Mellisoni Vineyards 2012 Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan, $35 By Great Northwest Wine on September 30, 2014 Rob and Donna Mellison were so inspired by Italy that they planted Pinot Gris in their Lakeside Estate Vineyard on the south shore of Lake Chelan, and they work with winemaker Katy Perry to produce an off-dry style. Aromas of kiwi fruit, starfruit…

      5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Eight Great Wine Finds from the Summer Search 2014

      … grape only more velvety and silky. Wine Bytes Orfila Winery in Escondido will host a Cultura Flamenca event Sun. Oct. 5 with a reception at 5pm and showtime at 6:30pm. Talented artists with the music and dance of Spain . Wines from Orfila with serenaded tapas. Two tiered pricing. Call 619-518-3252. A Taste of Italy to support the Italian American…

      1 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      Italians wines with pizza at Delancey’s

      …Italians wines with pizza at Delancey’s A group of us recently met up with Julia to eat pizza at Delancey’s in Ballard. This is a top-notch spot for pizza particularly when the dough is prepared by the guy with big fingers and cooked by the owner Brandon. Bigger fingers apparently yield those bigger, crispy bubbles when cooked. On our night the guy…

      4 readers - By Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      Valpolicella: Time for Wine Tourism to take Center Stage

      … was an important part of their business the answer was “yes!” but I think it is fair to say that for many of the actual tourists wine is at best a secondary reason for their visit. The fact is that most tourists come to this part of Italy for non-wine reasons — for the history, culture and opera of Verona to the east, for example, or the resorts of Lake…

      6 readers - By The Wine Economist

      Wine & Culinary forum: the Primum Familiae Vini tasting

      … a tricky year with the lowest yields since the 1940s, this is wonderfully lively with a mineral, citrus and melon nose. The palate is beautifully detailed with crystalline fruits and some spicy notes, as well as lemon and grapefruit freshness. Fresh and intense, a proper kabinett. 94/100 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012 Tuscany, Italy 60% Cabernet…

      4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      A Great Super Tuscan from Italy

      …The Tuscany region of Italy has long been known as the home of Sangiovese wines such as Chianti, but in the last few decades a new wave of wine makers have started mixing in French grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to create some of the most esoteric wines in Italy which is saying a lot. At the time, these wine violated the local…

      2 readers - By The Wine Observer

      Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

      … language Reverence: Elders Individualism Focus: emphasizes independent thinking, oriented around oneself; if one rises above others, this is way cool and groovy Classes: A social outlook, political, philosophical, religious, economic Cultures: US, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Israel Communications: Low context…

      4 readers - By Wine Blog

      Perfect Summer Red

      … perfect. An hour in the fridge, or ten in the freezer – and you’re ready for the patio. Cannot understand why wineries present light reds in serious-looking packaging – with a traditional cork. Fun, light wines like this need to be in clear glass, with a screw cap, so the package tell the shopper what to expect. SARTORI 12 Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 378109 $13.95…

      2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Central London winery to make English wine

      … to produce around 2,000 bottles of still wine.The move signals London Cru's ambition to expand following a warm reception from critics for its first wines produced in a boutique cellar from the 2013 vintage - with grapes imported from southern France and Piedmont in Italy. 'It's such a good harvest that we said, if we're ever to try…

      13 readers - By Decanter

      Restaurant Files: Gastro Bar in Stamford, CT

      …, and this was a perfection – very tasty and again perfectly refreshing. Wine list had a good selection, mostly focused on California and Italy. We ended up choosing 2011 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles – the wine was rich, with dark fruit and tobacco notes, beautiful depth and excellent balance; this was definitely a spot on selection for our dinner. And then there…

      7 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Airfield Estates 2012 Barbera, Yakima Valley, $28

      …Airfield Estates 2012 Barbera, Yakima Valley, $28 By Great Northwest Wine on September 28, 2014 The Miller family grows about 30 grape varieties on its 950-acre ranch near Sunnyside, Wash., including four with ties to Italy. Winemaker Marcus Miller keeps the focus on that fruit, rather than barrel, starting with endearing aromas of purple fruit…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine