Ice Wine: Queen Elsa of wine!

♫ ♪ The snow glows white on the vineyards tonight. Not a footstep to be seen… ♪ ♫ Isolated on the frozen slopes, her potential was unknown until one particularly harsh winter, the ice and snow helped her concentrate. Finally, she has come of age and is ready to...

What is Amarone? Notes on a special masterclass

My last tasting before christmas was awesomely geeky and I loved it. Verona’s Masi Agricola treated us to a masterclass in why winemakers blend wines and what it means to make great Valpolicella and Amarone wine. Here’s what you need to know about two of...

What’s pink, pretty and perfect for Christmas?

Provençal rosé in the winter? Madness? No, it turns out. I was intrigued by a recent invitation to taste some Provençal pink specifically in the winter, so off I popped to Hakkesan in Mayfair to taste some rosé wines with Asian food. It was really rather refreshing to...