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The Douro Boys are a group of 5 grower-winemakers who clubbed together in 2003 to promote the wines of the Douro valley, upriver of …

By invitation through the IMW, 4 Tuscan Consorzi, representing the finest in gastronomic production from primarily the Chianti Classico region, ran a press trip …

Neophysics: n. the scientific process of being a neophyte OK, so I invented a word. It came to me during my first experience of …

Barbaresco is the ‘other B’ at the heart of Nebbiolo country. Normally “…and Barbaresco”; normally the one most know of, but don’t quite get …

Fontanafredda and Casa E. di Mirafiore are sister estates in Serralunga d’Alba, both owned by the same Italian entrepreneur, and we got to know …

I first encountered Ettore Germano as one of the Barolo brands stocked by Planet of the Grapes, and I had enjoyed their riper, more …

Another recommendation and introduction by David Way, and an excellent visit to a quality-orientated estate. We met Valter Fissore, husband of Nadia Cogno and …

I first encountered Damilano’s wines at a tasting dinner at Planet of the Grapes. These are wines that have undergone a recent shift in …

A few kilometres South of La Morra, in the commune of Barolo, is the G. D. Vajra winery. Most recognised for their Bricco delle …

On David Way’s recommendation and introduction, we began our visit to Piemonte at Oddero. The winery is in the small village of Santa Maria, …