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The Oxford Wine Festival

Posted by Ben Robson on

The Oxford Wine Festival

Our thanks to everybody who joined us at The Oxford Wine Festival, the show was a total sell out and has become a little gem amongst UK wine festivals.Thanks to Chris Bowling for his vision and hard work!The Oxford Wine FestivalWe were pouring: Giustini. Malvasia Frizzante 'Jento' 2021 Cantine di Marzo. Greco di Tufo 2020 Camillo Montori. Fonte Cupa Pecorino 2021 Picech. Collio Pinot Bianco 2020 Le Cinciole. Chianti Classico 2018 Caves De Donnas. Valle d'Aoste Donnas 2018 Paolo Petrilli. Agramante 2017 Plantamura. Gioia del Colle Primitivo 'San Pietro' 2020

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Eating in Lucca and Pisa

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Eating in Lucca and Pisa

I was asked for some nice places to eat in Luca and Pisa.  Honestly, I didn't have a clue, but I know some people who do, so, I hope these are useful.... LuccaGigliola. (innovative)Mecenate. (traditional medium price) Giglio e Imbuto.  (high Cuisine) Serendepico. (fusion trad and innov medium price) Buatino (Tradition and very connvenient ), Nida. (Japanese very nice) Olio Su Tavola (contemporary) Imbuto (contemporary+) Pisa Osteria in Domo (Tradition, great wine selection) Erbaluigia (contemporary, very good wine selection a lot of vins nature) and thanks Fabio and Saverio it might be quite fun to build on this, let me...

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Grand Giro and L'Eroica

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Grand Giro and L'Eroica
Grand giro: Alto-Piemonte, Marche, Lazio, Umbria, Tuscany, Langhe ... and l'Eroica!

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The Oxford Wine Festival

Posted by Ben Robson on

The Oxford Wine Festival

3 sell out sessions over two days. The event was created and is run by Chris Bowling, whose family and friends are volunteered every year to help both exhibitors and guests. In consequence the festival has a family feel, it attracts a joyous mixture of exhibitors and visitors and no doubt, we’ll be back!If you came to our table, many thanks, it was a pleasure. These are the wines we tasted: White winesFrentana. Cococciola 'Mulino' 2020Grape: CococciolaRegion: Abruzzo12.75 Roccafiore. Fiorfiore 2018Grape: Grechetto di TodiRegion: Umbria22.75 Fondo Indizeno. Sanfilippo Bianco 2017Grapes: Field blend of Malvasia Istriana, Friulano and Pinot BiancoRegion: Friuli16.20...

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Next home tasting June 9th - Friuli Venezia Giulia white wines. Online wine tasting

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Next home tasting June 9th - Friuli Venezia Giulia white wines. Online wine tasting

Sample Tasting orders in by close of play this Sunday 6/6/21Full bottle tasting, order by Monday 7/6/21The inspiration behind this tasting is Picech, whose 2015 Jelka was just awarded a magnificent 94 points by Decanter (our Wine Club unsurprisingly took all the UK allocation - the 2016 is reserved, let me know if you would like to pre-order). Historically, the Friuli is revered for producing Italy's finest white wines - it is a region where little-known grape varieties rub shoulders with international classics and it is home to so many individual and genius winemakers.  The truth is, I really like the...

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