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Say cheese!

A trip to the land of real bread         When I left Rome to settle in the UK, I was in my early twenties, and for this reason there are (far too) many places in Italy that I only know by hearsay.  Hence, an invitation from the London branch of The Italian

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to read or not to read

Definitively looking forward to the 2015 edition of the International Wine Fair at Olympia, London!  Heads still buzzing from our trip last Monday, I have promised myself that next year it will not be a one day visit, but two or (YES, PLEASE) three full days exploring the impressive choice of wines that can be

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Aglianico del Vulture – Part One

Nunc est bibendum – “Now is the time to drink” – declares Horace, and we certainly agree, although the verse that follows may not really inspire in this cold and sodden month of January, Nunc pede libero pulsanda tellus – “now is the time to dance footloose upon the earth”.  The roman poet Horace was born in Venusia, to us

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Il Roncal ‘Picolit’ from Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The compact region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia borders on Austria, Slovenia and the northern Adriatic Sea. Home to an array of native and international varieties, the Friulians have applied studied vineyard techniques and avant-garde enology to the production of highly distinctive whites, as well as some eminently attractive reds. It is here in Friuli that we found

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