The Italian Job

  “Niiice”, my friendly  Italian waiter declared, as I informed him of my choice of the Chianti Classico. I was relieved and grateful that he spoke reasonable English, but had to suppress a smile as he hurried off to the kitchen, in full bow-tie and tux, like a...

Roman Holiday

On a recent weekend away in Rome, after a busy day touring the streets and seeing the usual sights, the time came for the decision to be made where and when and what should we have for dinner? (My favourite decision to make on any holiday!) Obviously, in Rome your...

Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Wine Tasting in Tuscany A perk of the job, I’m afraid (but also a necessary exercise to search out new wines for our portfolio), is that we get invited to Tastings in all sorts of exciting places!    A chance exchange of e-mails after an enquiry from a guy...

Wine Tasting & Mushroom Tasting in Italy

Having recently returned from a heavenly (and ever so slightly greedy) three week drive around Italy, my head is still very much in Bella Italia when it comes to food and wine.   Earthy Autumn flavours abound at the moment and as an “October Birthday Bunny”, I can...