Month: November, 2011

Grande! Barolo’s Chiara Boschis puts the botte back into E.Pira …

Who says there isn’t a return to tradition in Italian fine wine production? Thirty years after buying the historical Barolo estate of E.Pira, Chiara has just taken delivery of the first of three 20 hl botte grande! And as she’s keen to point out that this is not a marketing ruse concocted by a modern […]

High-flying in Shanghai with Vertu

I generally prefer my Friday nights tucked at home with Sarah, my wife, with a decent bottle, my legendary chorizo chilli pasta (sadly I am the only person that calls it so) and a couple of episodes of the West Wing or Boardwalk Empire. Well my security blanky was firmly torn asunder last night as […]