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Tag:Italy

by Sam Logan | December 5, 2017
As we saw yesterday, Italy has a wonderfully diverse and completely original way of celebrating the festivities – as Alessio Cartone says there are “20 regions, each one with their own tradition”. We spoke to 2 of our Italian wineries, Ciu Ciu Vini and Villamedoro, about what they usually do and how they’ll be spending […]
by Sam Logan | December 5, 2017
Christmases in other countries can be very different from the traditions we’re used to. Even somewhere as nearby as Italy has a really diverse and completely original way of celebrating the festivities. We spoke to 2 of our Italian wineries, Balestri Valda and Bidoli Vini, about what they usually do and how they’ll be spending […]
by Sam Logan | November 10, 2017
You might think that working for a wine company makes choosing Christmas drinks easy. Au Contraire. It’s just three weeks to the big day, and my cellar is bare. If you’re anything like me, your current level of Christmas organization is below where you would like it to be. You might be starting to get […]
by Sam Logan | November 1, 2017
Staff Favourites Sometimes, we pick the wines for wine of the week with a particular theme or upcoming event in mind. Often, we’ll choose wines from a region that’s a little bit out of the way. Other times we want to draw attention to a producer who does something a little unusual in how they […]
by Sam Logan | October 26, 2017
Gems from Northern Italy Even though I was raised by a Francophile and a Hispanist, it never occurred to me to visit Italy before this September. I don’t know what took me so long; Italy seemed to me like a marriage of France and Spain along with its own unique character. I spent a week […]
by Sam Logan | August 23, 2017
Organic Focus What does a white wine from Offida in Italy’s Marche have in common with a red wine from Corbières in the South of France? They look different, they have distinct flavours, and they’re made by different people. What brings these wines together is that both wines are made in a way that respects […]
by Sam Logan | August 23, 2017
Feudo Luparello Sicilian winery Feudo Luparello is owned and run by Walter Bartolomei, one of Italy’s foremost independent winemakers. His other vineyards may be familiar to fans of Italian wine; Ciù Ciù and Costadoro, both located on the Adriatic Coast. Walter and his brother, Massimiliano, worked with Feudo Luparello as consultants for years before purchasing […]
by Sam Logan | August 4, 2017
  As a vineyard, San Simone is a bit like Robin Williams. Now, that might sound a little strange, but hear me out. Robin Williams was an outstanding actor, as well as a hilarious stand-up comedian. Before his tragic suicide (coincidentally, three years ago this week) he starred in best comedies of the 80s, 90s […]
by Laura Daly | February 15, 2017
by Wines Direct | April 6, 2016
“From the classic Prosecco village of Valdobbiadene in Friuli in North Eastern Italy. From a family winery that practices eco-friendly wine-making wherever possible. This is a lively apple- and pear-scented Prosecco which holds its fizz better than most Frizzante and has a fine tangy apple finish.” Leslie Williams, The Irish Examiner  
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