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Discover – The Vibrant City of Palermo, Sicily

It's taken me a while to get round to writing this, mainly because I knew it would be a long one, but since I visited such a long time ago...this post will be short and sweet. I've been urging everyone to go and visit Palermo...this was my first time on the island of Sicily and… Continue reading Discover – The Vibrant City of Palermo, Sicily

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Refresh – Canestrino bianco di Toscana

I adore a good "orange wine" and it's great to discover that Tuscany is home to plenty. It also happens that I live a few doors down from a wine bar/shop which specialises in organic and biodynamic wines too! This beautifully smooth Trebbiano and Malvasia blend is something really special. It's production follows organic and biodynamic… Continue reading Refresh – Canestrino bianco di Toscana

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Refresh – Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina

Nab a table outside with views over Palazzo Pitti at probably the best wine bar in Florence... Ran by three super friendly Italians (Edoardo, Manuele and Zeno) this place has a fantastic wine by the glass selection, and a very impressive wine list, focusing on small producers and often older vintages. This wine bar  gives… Continue reading Refresh – Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina

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Refresh – Vigneto Altura, Ansonaco

Vigneto Altura - Ansonaco. Best enjoyed just below room temperature, this beautiful almost amber coloured wine is a really something special. From the small island of Giglio, just off the coast of Southern Tuscany, Francesco Carfagna produces this interesting wine from the Ansonaco grape, which was once covering the island, but nowadays is surprising rare. It's… Continue reading Refresh – Vigneto Altura, Ansonaco

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Refresh – Antiche Dogane

Despite being just a few steps from the Duomo, this little wine bar is just what you need if your after a tranquil space to rest your feet from wandering around Florence. Specialising in small producers from around Tuscany (plus a few wines from further afield), this is a great place to try something by… Continue reading Refresh – Antiche Dogane

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Refresh – Brunello di Montalcino

A wine you've most likely heard of and you would probably confidently order it in a restaurant  - but what is it? A grape? A region? A style of wine? It's a wine full of history, character and passion, so read on if you fancy learning a bit more about one of the most important wines… Continue reading Refresh – Brunello di Montalcino

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Refresh – The wines of Tuscany

It's not all about Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany - there's far more grapes and areas to discover in this unique part of Italy, but so many seem to get overshadowed. Tuscany is in fact home to 11 DOCGs, along with 41 DOCs, then there's Super Tuscans, and of course the lusciously… Continue reading Refresh – The wines of Tuscany