Reds

Notes on Northern Spain #3: One For The Heavy Red Drinkers

I love drinking Port. I first starting drinking it at the last hockey match before christmas, in the in-goal half time team talk. To be fair, that was probably the old supermarket’s value own brand, but luckily over the years I’ve managed to try lots of different examples, and I’ve really loved them. If you’ve …

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Southern Italy Simplified #2 – Watch Out World, Here Comes Sicily!

Everyone has their own ideas of what kind of place Sicily is. Even people who’ve never been there. I’m exactly the same. You can’t help it really given recent popular culture. It’s massively unfair on an island most who have been there think is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Unfortunately though, mention …

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Southern Italy Simplified ‪#1 – Is There A Point In This?

The availability of Southern Italian wines has never been incredible. Massive co-ops producing generic Pinot Grigio with little taste and even less texture had been the norm for years. Why? Well wine production in those states just doesn’t pay the bills. Or at least it didn’t for a long while.‬ So no one was producing …

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Lobs

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International Red Wine Varieties

 I’ve got a couple of mates who’ve given me an unfortunate nickname. “Lobs”, which is short for “Lobster”, is a completely hilarious reference to my knack of getting sunburnt. I’m a fair skinned lad, tend to leave my shirt on at the beach for fear of giving people snow blindness, …

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