Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Wine of Substance

Verdicchio di Matelica is the last of my “trio of vine leaves”. The pleasantly bitter finish of its sister wine Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi is more pronounced here. Altogether it feels weightier. For this reason I suspect it will … Continue reading

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“Zinfandel? PRIMITIVO!”

The two grapes are basically the same. But their homes are very different (California and Italy-Puglia to be precise). But this Primitivo on tasting is less like Californian Zinfandel than any I have tried. More acidity, yet balanced none the … Continue reading

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A trio of vine leaves

First up: Pecorino, IGP, Terre di Chieti, Italy. Tasted just right with fish pie. This is a medium to full bodied white with enough about it to double as refreshing aperitif or compliment fish or white meat in a main … Continue reading

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Vermentino in Old Hunstanton

Delighted to find Vermentino at The Lodge Inn. It is a full tasting wine, dry but quite rich. Worked well with aubergine rollatini. The Inn’s veggie pizzas are also excellent. Nice atmosphere, and pet friendly too. Old Hunstanton really has … Continue reading

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