Category Archives: Italy

Corbello Cattarratto Inzolia Sicily IGT 2016

I picked this wine up in Waitrose because the sun was shining, the birds were singing and it felt like spring had finally sprung.  I was looking forward to sitting outside in the evening, seeing the cherry blossom all around, watching the daffodils bloom and feeling at one with the world.  The label screamed relaxed… Read More »

I Heart Prosecco – Perfect for Prosecco Cocktails

If you wanted a Prosecco for Valentine’s Day then this one certainly looks the part.  The label features a heart, the name is Heart.  Quite why they didn’t make the label heart shaped I don’t know.  I’m pretty certain that if pink Prosecco was a real thing then they’d have made it pink, but it’s not,… Read More »

Pasqua Passimento 2013

Winter is coming.  In the meantime autumn is taking it’s time and I’m happy with that.  It like leaves falling, misty mornings, butternut squash, plums and apple crumble.  I like the idea of fireworks and bonfires, if not the reality.  I like wearing autumn colours and snuggling up under a blankie with a good book. … Read More »

Verdicchio di Matelica Poggio alle Rondini 2013

I am partial to a regular Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi,  not just when it comes in the super-cool “Gina Lollobrigida” bottles.  Okay so not everyone thinks those hourglass bottles are super-cool, but that’s probably because they are not super-cool people. This Verdicchio di Matelica Poggio alle Rondini is made from the same kind of… Read More »