Month: March, 2009

Interview with Stella di Campalto

Just a few days in and I managed to steal down to Piacenza to attend a ‘natural wine’ fair (as in low sulphur dioxide levels) and snatched a quick video interview with Stella di Campalto, presenting her new ’04 Brunello; that was prior to announcing her intention to follow the holy order (or I think […]

Aventura italiano

  OK, so it was hardly a Hannibal on an elephant moment, but my peppy Japanese two-stroke piped a note of euphoria sixteen hours since leaving the Shires; sweeping past the ‘Italia’ sign midway along the alpine tunnel before popping out, off-piste amid thick cloud and snow into the Valle d’Aosta below. The euphoria didn’t […]