Luigi Righetti “Capitel de Roari” Amarone, Valpolicella, Italy, 2008

Grape Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara (%’s unknown)   Facts I’m turbo-passionate about Amarone, and if I could afford to drink it every day, I promise you I would! Amarone is stylistically very different than anything else Italy puts out, and is the king of wines from North-Eastern Italy. If you’re basing your opinion of Italian wine solely on Chianti, make sure you keep reading…  The Luigi Righetti winery is family owned and operated, and has been…

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My 10 Days in England: A Photo Journal

Only because I took so many photos do I think it necessary to post a journal of my recent trip back to the Mother Land. It will however give you a nice little insight into my former-life in England. Photos are in no particular order.   The food hasn’t changed since I was there last!   Haworth and Worth Valley Railway, and not Disney Land as I’m sure you’re thinking! Haworth is about a 30…

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Cesari Mara Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2008

Grapes A blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara (don’t worry if you haven’t heard of them before, these grapes are generally only used in Italy in the wines of Valpolicella). Facts Read that title again! What a mouthful…….and that’s why your “average” wine buyer normally misses out on these awesome wines! The labels are no doubt very confusing, and the wines even more so; however if you’re feeling adventurous, the red wines from the Veneto…

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