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Why Sicilian wine is becoming our thing too.

All our Sicilian wines. Cosa Nostra, “Our Thing”. The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is bound to be full of large personalities. That translates into the wines too. For one, they grow grapes on an active volcano. And like the tempers of some of the residents, the volcano erupts at regular intervals. But that doesn’t […]

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Italian Reds – North vs South 1st July 2013

Regular readers of this blog will know I love Aglianico, Nebbiolo and well Italian wine in general. So with access to some lovely older Aglianico, known as the Barolo of the South, I thought why not taste them side by side. I don’t find that Aglianico tastes an awful lot like Nebbiolo. What it does […]

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Italian Varieties in Australia Tasting @ Mezzo Restaurant 28/07/12

 The place to be on this cold afternoon. Having done quite a focus on Italian wines over the last few months, I thought it was time to bring it closer to home and show some Australian interpretations of Italian varieties. Teaming up with Silvio at Mezzo Restaurant we selected seven wines from interesting Australian producers making […]

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