In The Glass

In The Glass: Angelo d’Uva Lagena 2017

by  |  28-11-2022

Repeat after me, “Variety synonyms, yay!” Indeed, not terribly catchy and also one of those things that makes people scream indiscriminately at either their screen or wine list, depending on if wine studier or drinker.... more »

The state of Oltrepò Pavese 2022

by  |  09-11-2022

On the flight to Milan, I was rolling the name, “Oltrepò Pavese”, around in my head. The Pavese bit made plenty of sense as this is a wine region located within the province of Pavia... more »

In The Glass: Defilippi i Gessi – Crocetta 2021

by  |  19-10-2022

This has been a year of the unforeseen (see: Russian invasion) but if you were to ask me what I wouldn’t have expected in a wine context, in no way shape or form would I... more »

In The Glass: Elena Fucci Titolo 2019

by  |  03-10-2022

There remain those who may be convinced that wine choices of the future will all be via a “discovery engine“. The only way I’ll buy into that is if, like in Demolition Man’s version of... more »
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Capezzana & DOCG Carmignano

by  |  29-10-2020

“Never too young. Never too old.” This is such a wonderful manner to describe DOCG Carmignano and was said by Eric de Rothschild, the director of an “obscure” winery called, Château Lafite Rothschild, when he... more »

Oddero: A rainbow of vintages, Barolo and beyond

by  |  07-11-2019

Being in London means tasting a great many wines if one is so inclined. While the WSTA trade calendar is simply amazing in its listing of tastings and events, incredibly, not everything that happens is... more »

A judgment in Grenache, Perpignan edition

by  |  22-05-2019 ~ 1 Comment

Taking the TGV from Perpignan in the direction of Spain gives you that brief glimpse of what being a protagonist in a billion-dollar superhero franchise must feel like. There's this rush as you gain more... more »

In The Glass: Cantine Belisario – La Roccaccia 2015

by  |  24-05-2018

As is often the case, I can’t for the life of me remember where I picked up this bottle of Verdicchio but I can remember why. It was the simple reason that it’s a grape... more »

Celebrating single grape diversity: Grenaches du Monde 2018 & Grenache³

by  |  15-04-2018

Today closes the 6th edition of Grenaches du Monde, an event that, much like Grenache itself has been a roving vagabond, seeing itself set up shop wherever Grenache has made its presence known. While starting... more »

The 10€ Barolo experience

by  |  06-03-2017

Barolo. One of the most elegant of Italian wines, this famed, delicate Piedmonte interpretation of the Nebbiolo grape has been treasured for years now. It must be noted that it’s a wine that could takes... more »