Tasting Report – 2006 Brunello di Montalcino The 2006 vintage in the Tuscan hilltop town and surrounding vineyards of Montalcino, has provided us with some of the best Brunello to wind up in bottle since the excellent 1997 vintage. Over…Continue reading
Touring Italy – Part 1
Fontana Trevi, Roma I admit that I hadn’t planned to write anything substantive about this trip, feeling that the task would be too daunting, the events hard to recall and any words I attempted to weave together would simply be…Continue reading
There’s only one real Pesto!
And that, is Pesto alla Genovese, the classic, traditional “condimento” from Liguria. I’m asked all the time if I can provide my pesto recipe, but the problem is, it’s more of a process that I tweak each time I make…Continue reading
Visions of a Vineyard
They say that aroma can be the most powerful of all memory triggers. I cannot beg to differ. Whilerecently enjoying, and of course, smelling, the 1995 Castello Banfi Tavernelle Cabernet I couldn’t help but recall the sight of the vineyard that…Continue reading