GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Nebbiolo

We tasted both Australian examples and varietal nebbs from Piedmont. The results were astounding. This tasting is a must.

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Nebbiolo

We tasted both Australian examples and varietal nebbs from Piedmont. The results were astounding. This tasting is a must.

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Italianate Reds

For the August September issue of GT WINE Magazine, the tasting panel dived into the red version of the Italianate white varieties tasting published in February. We excluded sangiovese and nebbiolo but went hard on the rest. The results were more than interesting as we tackled barbera, dolcetto, primitivo/zinfandel, montepulciano, nero d’Avola et al. It […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Italianate Reds

For the August September issue of GT WINE Magazine, the tasting panel dived into the red version of the Italianate white varieties tasting published in February. We excluded sangiovese and nebbiolo but went hard on the rest. The results were more than interesting as we tackled barbera, dolcetto, primitivo/zinfandel, montepulciano, nero d’Avola et al. It […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Italian Whites

Italian white grapes are very new to Australian winegrowers but they’re playing an increasingly significant role – especially when you consider the evolution of our environment. Why? Because fiano and vermentino come from warm regions- Campania and Sardinia respectively.  This was a terrific tasting. Not only did the Australian emigres look good but a number […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Italian Whites

Italian white grapes are very new to Australian winegrowers but they’re playing an increasingly significant role – especially when you consider the evolution of our environment. Why? Because fiano and vermentino come from warm regions- Campania and Sardinia respectively.  This was a terrific tasting. Not only did the Australian emigres look good but a number […]

Stunning Sicily

My recent La Bella Vita tour took me to Sicily, which I first explored in 1995 with a group of international wine scribes. Back then, our Sicilian hosts offered us chardonnay, merlot and cabernet, which were mundane to say the least. They, almost apologetically, showed us their indigenous varieties grillo, inzolia and nero d’Avola. It […]

Lolli REDINI and Stunning Sicily

My recent La Bella Vita tour took me to Sicily, which I first explored in 1995 with a group of international wine scribes. Our Sicilian hosts offered us chardonnay, merlot and cabernet, which were mundane to say the least.  Then, they almost apologetically, showed us their indigenous varieties grillo, inzolia and nero d’Avola. It was […]

La Bella Vita – wine tour of Italy with Renaissance Tours

Taste your way through three of Italy’s great wine regions – Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily – with visits to private wineries and fine dining in the company of ‘The Wine Man’, Peter Bourne. Experience Italy’s bella vita with a glass of wine in hand, as Peter Bourne leads you through the rich traditions of Italian […]

Italian Wine + Food Festival – Sydney

Sydney’s favourite Italian festival is celebrating 5 years in a spectacular new venue, the Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve. Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in August with the Italian Wine + Food Festival – Sydney. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the […]