Category Archives: Tuscany

This wine has become a real favourite of my wife and mine.  And we’ve been lucky enough to come across it on a few restaurant wine lists at very reasonable prices – at about the retail price, rather than marked up … Continue reading

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The wine is the Sassicaia 1985, a cabernet sauvignon from Tuscany.  The Sassicaia is one of Italy’s finest Bordeaux inspired wines and a favourite of my wife and mine.  The 1985 vintage is universally heralded as a great wine and arguably an … 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

Posted in Barbaresco, Barolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Comments Off

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

Posted in Adelaide Hills, Barolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, German Wine, Heathcote, Italian Wine, Nebbiolo, Piemonte, Pinot Gris, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Comments Off

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

Posted in Australian Wine, Canberra, Heathcote, Italian Wine, McLaren Vale, Mudgee, Sangiovese, Tuscany | Comments Off

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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It’s been a while since my last post.  I was struck down with a bit of a cold last week so didn’t enjoy much good food and wine.  But I’m back on track now and enjoyed a few nice drops with … Continue reading

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Following on from the snapper and white wines (last post), we enjoyed a few red wines, two of which I’m noting here. Argiano Solengo 1995:  I had the pleasure of visiting Argiano in the southern end of Tuscany, in the … Continue reading

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