Wines To Avoid – The Worst Italy Can Offer

The worst bottle of Italian wine. Ever.

I started wine blogging in print and on video after arriving in Italy in late 2007 - partly for something to do while waiting for Villasfor2 to be built; and partly to cope with the withdrawal symptoms of not being a journalist anymore - and in the process, I must’ve drunk, written and filmed my way … [Read more...]

My Stunning Murano Glass Detective Work

Sigma Murano Glass hooks by Simone Cenedese

I recently got an email from a reader who, while in Italy, had found an interesting Murano glass chandelier which she loved and wanted to purchase. She didn't buy the chandelier on the spot while in Venice because she wanted to check sizing. When the time came to buy the chandelier, … [Read more...]

Italian Prosecco Sales Sparkle

Prosecco from the key Valdobbiadene region

Italian prosecco wine fuelled the festive season for quite a few it seems. In the United Kingdom, prosecco sales even exceeded those of milk in one supermarket chain. Prosecco breakfast, anyone?! At one point, the UK's national Co-operative supermarket chain was selling 6,247 bottles of prosecco … [Read more...]

Simply Red – Some Lovely Italian Red Wines to Try this Festive Season

Coste di Moro organic Montepulciano D'Abruzzo

So far in this pre-Christmas series, we’ve taken a look at seasonal white wines along with what you might enjoy sipping before and after your Christmas meal. All that’s left now is to run the rule over a few reds - and you should be happily sorted out for the festive season. Let me start by … [Read more...]