Spoletino. I say Spoletino; you say Trebbiano

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Harvesting Trebbiano Spoletino, growing up trees at Tabarrini

Spoletino.  I say Spoletino; you say Trebbiano I say Spoletino; you say Trebbiano. Let’s call the whole thing off.* In Umbria, there resides a brilliant yet still obscure white grape variety, called Trebbiano Spoletino. It grows around the hilltop towns of Montefalco and neighbouring Spoleto, near Perugia. What’s in a name? Yes, the name Trebbiano does it no favours. Trebbiano …

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Christmas 2018 – six favourite wines

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Christmas 2018

Christmas wines 2018 – six favourites What are my six Wines for Christmas 2018? ‘Tis the season.  If you’d like more recommendations, then please look at my lists from 2017 and 2016 too. As for my selection criteria for Christmas 2018, they have to be versatile; excellent with food or at a party. I’ve tried to mix the selection up …

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Limoncello? How to make it yourself

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Limoncello? How to make it yourself Shout out if you don’t like Limoncello. *silence* I thought so. Limoncello Limoncello is an Italian lemon digestif, these days produced in Italy wherever lemons grow. Its origins are probably from around the Amalfi Coast of Campania, south of Napoli. There, the large oval and sweet Sorrento lemon called Femminello Santa Teresa has a …

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