Category Archives: Sangiovese

I love the wines of Soldera.  For me they are exceptional*.  While most Brunello is dense and tannic and brooding, the wines of Soldera are beautiful and pretty.  But they are also dense and tannic and brooding. * Exceptional is … Continue reading

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My friend recently sent me an email about a Gaja Masterclass that was coming up.  No time to check the calendar - a few clicks later I was booked in. Gaia Gaja hosted this masterclass.  She is the eldest daughter of … Continue reading

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I look forward each year to my friend Chris celebrating his birthday, because he always does it in style.  This year he decided that we’d dine at the Bridge Room.  The executive chef is Ross Luster, who previously worked at Rockpool … Continue reading

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I recently held an event for one of my wine-tasting groups.  The event was called “Italian Immigrants” and was a look at how Italian grape varieties are settling in to their new home in Australia.  The varieties focussed on were … Continue reading

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Italian red wines are a particular passion of mine, while I also enjoy exploring Australian versions of Italian immigrant grapes.  I’ve been drinking some nice sangioveses lately, from here and from their original home in Tuscany. Sangiovese is a wonderfully … Continue reading

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My friend Cam recently turned 30 and was kind enough to share a range of wines, mostly from his birthyear 1981, with a group of keen winedrinkers.  Dinner was at Fix St James, in Sydney on Elizabeth St just near … Continue reading

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Ossobuco and Sangiovese – an Italian marriage of a great dish and a tasty grape, albeit from different regions.  Ossobuco has its origins in Milan, while Sangiovese is the principal grape throughout Tuscany.  Of course, both the dish and the … Continue reading

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