Our first encounter with Conterno Fantino Barolo happened during a WSET tasting. We liked it so much that we included it on our Piedmont wish list when we visited the region. And now we sell one of their Barolos. Here’s the story of our visit.
Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) is home to Barolo, Barbera, truffles, Nutella and some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. What more could a wine lover want?
We taste Romanian Muscat – Tămȃioasă Romȃnească – a clone of Muscat Blanc à Petit Grain, an exquisite perfumed grape that is hard to grow but easy to love.
We have the happiest memories of Monte dei Ragni. Of all the winemakers we visited in 2016 and all the wonderful wine nerds we met, this was our favourite. It’s the story we tell when we want to explain why we are so passionate about wine.
We visit Novaia, an organic vineyard in Valpolicella dating back to the 14th century, where an old pigeon loft sits side by side with a modern winery.
We visited Piccoli during our stay in Valpolicella, Italy. Modern and ambitious, it made a good contrast to the more traditional, older (and more famous) producers we visited.
Quintarelli should be on any wine buff’s bucket list. It is one of the best wineries in the world and the best in the Valpolicella wine region. Giuseppe Quintarelli is the godfather, if not the parent, of Amarone.
Champagne and other sparkling wines are a part of our lives. We associate bubbly with celebrating special occasions or having a glass as an aperitif, but what’s the history behind that fizzy golden drink we all love so much?
Discover what Valpolicella wine region has to offer. If you like romantic scenery, history, great food and wine, you need to visit this part of Italy.