Category Archives: Italy

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 »

Waitrose Soave Classico 2012

I’m partial to Italian wine, and whilst I’ll usually plump for an Italian red, there are some good whites.  There’s some bad ones too, but let’s not worry too much about those.  There’s plenty of Pinot Grigio sloshing about at all sorts of quality levels, but the regionally specific wines tend to be a little… Read More »

Batasiolo Barbera d’Alba DOC 2011

The good people at Mondial Wines sent me this bottle as they know I’m partial to Italian wines, and they’re nuts about them.   Barbera d’Alba is one of those wines that’s great because it’s easy to understand.  It’s made from Barbera grapes grown around the town of   … go on guess … well done,… Read More »

Masi Campofiorin 2010

As was entirely predictable, I declared spring to have sprung, and the following day it was cold and frosty.  This would sadden a lesser person, but for me it was an opportunity to snuggle under a blanket with a lovely warming wine.  I haven’t yet sunk to the level of wearing a slanket. This Masi Campofiorin… Read More »