Month: September, 2011

My Favourite Wine – Fergus Stewart

Working in the Fine Wine department, Bordeaux and Burgundy are the mainstay of my working day and tastings, but when at home, I often turn to something completely different. I am especially fond of the bone dry, kerosene and lime charged Rieslings from the Clare¬†and Eden valleys in South Australia, with my cellar having a […]

Italy’s 2011 harvest begins with Cerutti’s Moscato…

I kick off this year’s coverage of Italy’s harvest with Gianmario Cerutti picking his delicious 2011 Moscato. Under sunny skies and a welcome, if stiffening, breeze Gianmario chose to harvest this year’s crop a couple of weeks ahead of last year. The burning sun of the past three weeks had clearly left its mark on […]

The Eve of the Harvest

Halfway through the season we knew it would be an early harvest, almost certainly kicking off in August, but the character of the year was yet to be defined with the beautiful spring weather tailing off somewhat as June replaced May. However the sun came back with a vengeance at the end of June, flirting […]