Until 2011, I used to be a Valentine’s Grinch: Why don’t people celebrate their love everyday? Why do we need the shops to be filled with hundreds of cringy red heart-shaped balloons and chocolates? What happened to the REAL romance? Back then, I lived in Germany with the most brilliant bunch of wine ladies and … More Valentine’s Day wines are not just rosé!
Colour-matching with my favourite Chianti Classico label got me all excited the other day! 🍷 Another skill for my CV: – Dressing the part 🇮🇹 🍷 Thank you @marchesimazzei for the most wonderful magnum of Gran Selezione 2010! A wine that not only excites my taste-buds but also intrigues my mind. A stunning example of the pure … More Chianti Classico is for lovers !
On New Year’s day, families in Greece break a big, juicy pomegranate just outside their front door so that their year is filled with health, wealth and prosperity. The more seeds scattered on the floor, the luckier the year will be. I also believe in filling your year with great pleasures and one of them … More Wines at Xmas #16 – Effi Tsournava [Guest Post]
I’ve always liked a good Vermouth. Either straight up or in a refreshing martini 🍸, a delicious Vermouth would always float my boat 🚣🏻 (I love this expression!). So when Mr. Pio, of Pio Cesare wines, announced that they are going to revive his great grandfather’s secret family recipe, I was stunned because I knew it … More Vermouth di Torino by Pio Cesare: a secret family recipe
My pre-birthday celebrations 🍰 included the delicious Villa Marcello Prosecco 2015 (these bubbles though!) and the outstanding Marchesi Mazzei Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011. Quite possibly, this is my favourite wine I’ve tried this year! So generous and plethoric. The nose is reminiscent of dried flowers, figs and prunes with notable hints of tobacco, … More My all Italian pre-birthday celebrations
An unforgettable experience: finally found the world’s (!!!) biggest oak barrel! A Guinness record cask holding 44.400 bottles of delicious Amarone! My excitement blurred my focus but the Magnifica barrel is shot in all its glory! The love for Amarone is real!