UK importer Liberty Wines, founded by Italian specialist David Gleave MW in 1997 and winner of the International Wine Challenge's Italian Specialist Merchant award in nine out of the last 11...
The Assoenologi, Italy’s association of oenologists, has officially declared the 2009 vintage ‘very good’, a positive assessment in an otherwise less than glorious picture overall. Volume is...
See also Wallowing in Barolo , published yesterday, and Battling bureaucracy in Barolo .
In my introduction to Nebbiolo Prima 2013 I call my tasting of the recently...
If you can’t say anything nice…
That is a little how I felt after having tasted the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines at this year’s en primeur presentation of them. That feeling was...
See also Chianti Classico - no shortage of news . Although the annual presentation of the Chianti Classico vintages – at which I tasted the following 150 wines – is not a real en primeur in...
Politics encroached upon the British restaurant industry briefly in 1994 when Tony Blair famously met Gordon Brown over dinner at Granita in Islington, north London - although the meeting had...
For the growing number of self-employed, the first half of February is the most financially painful time of the year. A cheque has just gone off to the Inland Revenue which puts into the shade...
At 8.00am as I walked towards the central market in Marbella,
southern Spain, the first of the numerous fish wholesalers’ vans, which
would later in the day be delivering to the town’s many...
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