Olio Secondo Veronelli: pushing the boundaries of olive oil quality.
Yes, beer can age too. Vertical tasting of Chimay Blue Label 2007–2010.
Third installment of my tea and food matching sessions. Italian red mullet fish roe (bottarga) provides a challenge with its huge intensity of umami taste. Will any tea survive this?
Fantastic tasting of extra virgin olive oils from the DOP Chianti Classico area. Controlled appellation oils are really classy – unlike for wine, DOP for oil is a seriously reliable endorsement.
Did you know there’s a chocolate beer?
Some nice festive drinking.
Bosco Eliceo – a confidential wine-making zone on Italy’s Po Delta – is underperforming. But there’s no better wine than its fizzy dry red to match with the famous Comacchio eel.
Not a wine today, though a wine-derived product. We all know Italian balsamic vinegar and appreciate the real thing, aceto balsamico tradizionale di Modena, surely one of this planet’s […]
The only bottle I brought from Italy this time: it’s actually beer!
Black turnip – a great ancient vegetable. And the wines that go with it.