Barbaresco

The tiny appellation of Barbaresco is located in the state of Piedmont (which translates to ‘foot of the mountain), in the very north-west of Italy. The village of Barbaresco is located on the eastern banks of the Tanaro River, and all vineyards sit just outside this tiny village. Several centuries ago, the hill where the…

Friday Focus; Puglia, Italy

Today we journey to the oldest of the Old World, a place with a history of grape growing and wine making that dates back thousands of years; Puglia. The origin of the name is Roman; a-pluvia means ‘lack of rain’, an adage which holds true today. The regions is located in the very south-east of…

Valpolicella, Italy

The most famous wine region in the North East of Italy, and one of the country’s most important regions, both for quality and quantity wine production, Valpolicella boasts a rich heritage; the name comes from a mixture of Latin and Greek and broadly translates to ‘the valley of many cellars’. This is the part of…

Wine Ark Friday Focus : Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany

Arguably the most famous quality wine producing region in Italy (come on Barolo and Barbaresco fans- dig into me!), the town of Montalcino is located on top of a hill in the amazingly picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany, West-Central Italy, about 110km south of Tuscany’s main city, Florence. Around this quaint little town (population approx….