Friday June 9th – The Islands – Sicily and Sardinia
– come taste a selection of indigenous varieties from these two beautiful and quite different Italian islands. We will discover why they are so different from mainland Italy and delve into their past, present and future. All the while tasting delicious local cuisine.
It was a very windy, cloudy April morning that I found myself taking the wiggly, windy route to the village of Calce in the Fenouillèdes. I have long appreciated the fine wines of Olivier Pithon, in fact I still have the odd bottle of one of his first vintages, 2002, in my cellar. So I was looking forward to tasting […]
I first went to visit Château Canet in January this year to discuss wine events with owner Victoria Lemstra-Bake, I then returned the following month to taste the wines and meet with her husband and winemaker, Floris Lemstra. Château Canet is a wine estate in the Minervois village of Rustiques, just north of Trebes. Of the 120 hectares of land, […]