Month: June, 2011

From Piemonte to Puglia’s ‘Radici del Sud’ Tasting of Southern Italian Wines

I’m fresh out of the ‘Radici del Sud’ tasting of southern Italian wines here in Savelletri di Fasona, Puglia, after three days of sampling indigenous white¬†and red varieties. I was privileged to be part of an international panel of judges lead by Jancis Robinson MW. Like¬†Jancis, it was my first visit to the region, whose […]

A Knight to remember! Dinner at Domaine de Chevalier

Whilst on a recent trip to Bordeaux for the 2010 En Primeur tastings, we had the great pleasure of spending an evening with Olivier Bernard and his wife, Anne, proprietors of Pessac-Leognan estate, Domaine de Chevalier. After a tour of the winery where Olivier outlined his winemaking ethos, minimal intervention to allow the personality of […]