Tag Archives: Tuscany

Lady column – Perfect Ten

Rather ominously, the Lady have stopped putting my columns online so I’ll be posting them on my blog instead. Here’s my 2nd November offering: As soon as I’m handed a wine list in restaurant, especially a good one, my mind … Continue reading

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Falling in love with the wines of Sicily

The island of Sicily has a special place in my heart as I met my wife there. We were both on a classic car rally and, feeling a little out of place, were drawn to each other. One of the … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week: two Corsicans

2011 looked like being Corsica’s year for the first time since 1769. The French entry to the Eurovision song contest was heavily tipped to win and it was to be sung in Corsican. This was a significant moment. Previously the … Continue reading

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Brunello di Montalcino and a family holiday to Tuscany

There are three landmark dates in the British middle classes love affair with Tuscany: 1987: The River Cafe Restaurant opens in Hammersmith. Founded by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, it wowed London with its Italian peasant dishes and optimistic prices. It … Continue reading

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