Italy officially uncorks its Vino Novello (‘New Wine’ – think Beaujolais but Italian style) on the 11th of November, which is coincidentally the ‘festa di St. Martino’
Wines & Drinks
The end of May sees 2 fantastic events for those wanting to explore deeper into the incredible wines that Abruzzo is now famous for across the globe.
Alongside noted Italian journalists & Japanese bloggers it was humbling to receive a ‘Words of Wine’ award as European Blogger for promoting Abruzzo wines
On a white wine mission in Teramo’s foothills which are better known for their Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, where do you find a complex Trebbiano d’Abruzzo?
Abruzzo’s aromatic liqueurs, namely its digestifs or amari, enjoy a fabled reputation for their…
Nocino is an Italian liqueur made with green walnuts whose dark magical blend uncovers just how emersed Christian traditions are in their folklore past
As a self-confessed olive fiend, I was delighted to hear that my favourite gnarled tree was also now gifting us Organic Olive Leaf Tea courtesy of Abruzzo groves
don’t you love it when visiting a place evokes a half-forgotten tune from memory’s depths to perfectly suit the ambiance of where you’re at…?
Missed the fresh fruity notes of San Martino’s vino novello on 11th November? our friends Talamonti provided pictures of their harvest to rekindle summer warmth
Brambles appear on every continent this Abruzzo Blackberry Ratafià recipe ensures that where ever in the world you’re based you can toast Italy’s rocky heart!
Set within the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Abruzzo Azienda Vinicola Talamonti provides the visitor with an excellent opportunity to see a small-scale Abruzzo wine producer in operation
With a description of Rioja-esque Montepulciano d’Abruzzo & friends-of-friends buying 300+ bottles to privately ship back to the UK it was time for tasting
If you’re a Chardonnay lover, now’s time to look out for 3 Abruzzo greats following their triumph at Burgandy’s Chardonnay du Monde competition
This fresh rosehip & herb infusion was inspired by a tea provided by Marco at Sextantio, the boutique hotel set Abruzzo’s Medici town of Santo Stefano
I had ventured out many times with the name of Nicodemi on my list of “to buy” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo thanks to a friend in the wine business
Whether or not you consider yourself a wine aficionado there’ll be bottles that you remember, & for me one of these is the Capestrano Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
I will be the first to admit I had not heard of Villadoro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo but as you will soon see I think I stumbled on the surprise of the month.
If you have experience with Abruzzese vintners then you know that the name Farnese is associated with affordable ready to drink Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine
Cantina Zaccagnini’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is as popular in New York as it is back home in Abruzzo with 8/10 wine shops carrying this brand just in NY
This Montepulciano d’Abruzzo by Gianni Masciarelli was first produced in 81 from his multiple estates in Teramo & Chieti, ruby red with an unexpected delivery
What can 5 years living in Abruzzo bring? A deep falling in love with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine: a red that is made from fat & juicy Montepulciano grapes
A must-try organic Abruzzo white wine is the Pecorino by Cerulli Irelli Spinozzi’s vineyard in Teramo. Proof that Trebbiano’s not the only Abruzzo white wine!
Trebbiano d’Abruzzo the table wine of choice at a G8 Summit? Seems inconceivable. But the Tokyo G8 saw bottles of Trebbiano from Emidio Pepe’s vineyard
A night at Santo Stefano’s Sextantio Albergo was enriched by the wonderful time we had sampling Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and a white wine, Le scuderie del cielo