Allegrini Amarone Classico

Allegrini Amarone Classico Today is my last day in the Italian capital before my move to Venice and last night I celebrated in style at a local restaurant in my neighbourhood of Talenti. As always, the food here was first rate but their wine list is rather basic (read 50 main courses compared to just…

Allegrini Amarone

Allegrini Amarone Allegrini Amarone is produced around ten miles east of beautiful Lake Garda in the Valpolicella classico region. The most distinctive character of Valpolicella wines are their very high alcoholic content (up to 16%) with the very best producers, Allegrini, Quintarelli, Tedeschi and Dal Forno successfully managing to create structurally excellent wines where the…

Campania Wines

Campania Wines Today I arrived back from my whirlwind tour of the Amalfi coast in an effort to learn more about Campania wines. Two years ago when I moved to Rome I had dreamed of heading down the coast and visiting Naples and its coastline. I’d been warned off visiting the area by my colleagues…

Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Bruno Giacosa makes arguably the world’s best Barolo from his estates in the crus of La Morra and Serralunga the most revered being the Barolo Falletto (Serralunga) White Label and the Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Red Label. The red label bottles have cult status in the wine world fetching incredible…

Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio

Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio ‘Noon Ladies and Gents, Today is a fabulous day in the Sarah Newton household as finally the OK has come from the bank for my new villa just outside of Perugia in the Umbrian heartlands. For 6 months I’ve been ferrying around between the local comune, questura, bank and villa and…

Tuscan Wines

Tuscan Wines Before you were a wine aficionado, as everyone surely is who reads this blog, you thought of Italian wines and imagined straw covered Chianti bottles sold in every third shop along a stupid steep hilltop town. Possibly you visited said towns, and maybe even purchased a bottle or two. Sadly, that is where…

Bricco del Drago

Hey Ratfans, Bricco del Drago… we’re going left field today kids. What a beautiful day it is here in Rome, the sun is out, the birds are singing, the horns are blasting and I was only woken at 5.30am this morning by garbage trucks, guess it’s a Tuesday right? RIGHT. I suppose the garbage boats…

Venice on my Mind

Real Apologies! My last post was 2 months ago, I have not been fiddling whilst Rome burnt but have instead been very busy preparing for a move to Venice. Thanks for all the lovely emails enquiring about my well being but, as I’m sure many of you are aware, moving in Italy is something of…