THE north east of Italy is always a popular holiday destination with highlights such as Lake Garda, Venice and Verona and as a region, it's also home to a wide selection of wines which are worth exploring whether on holiday or from the comfort of your arm chair. One of the things I find alluring about Italian wine is the wealth of local grape varieties and individual wine styles; there always seems to be something new to discover.
Published: Wed 16 Jan 2013
WHEN I think of Australia, the first thought is that of wall to wall sunshine, of vines basking in the heat.
Published: Tue 06 Nov 2012
VOLCANOES tend to get in the news for all the wrong reasons but dramatic eruptions aside, the resulting soils can be wonderful for the vine.
Published: Wed 10 Oct 2012
FASHIONS change. It used to be the case that wine sealed under screwtops were the cheapest, nastiest ones that you could come across at parties.
Published: Fri 07 Sep 2012
IT was dark by the time we landed in Beirut and the pre-arranged taxi whisked us away from the capital over the snow-capped mountains to our first destination, the charming Massabki Hotel in the town of Chtaura in the western Bekaa Valley.