Italy

#NWTW Week 13: The Verdict on Falanghina

First and foremost I guess I’ll start with an apology.  Usually I use NWTW as something for me to learn bits and pieces about the wines we’re trying.  That’s why I send out small blogs each day.  I can’t cope with too much info at once, so I try to break it down as best …

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#NWTW Week 4: The Verdict On Piemontese Barbera

I had this one pretty early on in the week, as a good mate of mine, Ben, popped over after work to have a catch up.  The perfect guinea pig cos he’ll eat and drink most things that are put in front of him, and is always happy to let us know what he thinks …

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#NWTW Week 4: Food Pairing With Piemontese Barbera

(Apologies in advance, bit of a long one this one.  Basically it’s just 1 big recipe and a couple of little ones with it, so here it goes…) Whenever I think about Italian red wines, I guess I just head straight for my comfort zone.  That means thick, tomato-based stews, and ragu.  I’m slowly getting …

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#NWTW Week 4: What To Expect From Piemontese Barbera

As we’ve been saying in the last couple of posts Barbera does alright on most soils and slopes, but that’s not to say it doesn’t change in terms of the taste and drinkability (I thought I’d just made up a word, but spell checker hasn’t even blinked!) depending on where it’s grown. The two more …

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#NWTW Week 4: An Intro Into Barbera

Barbera is a red grape mostly associated with Piemonte.  Barbera as a grape has a couple of things going for it.  Firstly it’s relatively easy to grow in most places, and secondly you can mess about with it in the cellar to produce a few different styles. When I say easy to grow in most …

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