Last week we hosted our 4th annual pure Italian Tasting which has become one of the highlights of our year. A showcase of our incredible Italian selection which grows every year, presented by the wonderful people who make the wines.
i Clivi was created when Ferdinando Zanusso bought two dishevelled old vineyards in the early 1990's. They were in a poor state but were rescuable and their age has become key to i Clivi's success.
The Wine Gang will undoubtedly be familiar to many of our customers, but for those who are not the 'Gang' is made up of five of the UK's foremost wine writers and tasters: Tom Cannavan, Jane Parkinson, Anthony Rose, Joanna Simon, and David Williams.
Great Whites by Jancis Robinson In Jancis Robinson's penultimate round up of seasonal wines in the FT Weekend Magazine she highlights some of her selected 'great whites', to accompany the sparkling and red wines already published over the previous weekends. There's nothing quite like six of the best from Jancis! South African Sauvignon with class: Dombeya Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Stellenbosch £10.
A DOZEN OF OUR VERY BEST VALUE ITALIAN RED WINES Affordable - Our offer of the Super 'Super 2008' Tuscans was highly successful in its appeal to investors and collectors alike, but our range also includes many hidden gems from Italy which are so much more affordable.
Our bed & breakfast in Corno di Rosazzo was billed as being in the middle of the vineyards, and indeed it was, with views up to the Abbazia di Rosazzo, and within spitting distance of both Visintini and I Clivi.
For once flying with Ryanair to a destination which is located miles from the city centre that is billed works in your favour if you are planning a trip to Friuli, as 'Trieste' airport is most conveniently located only twenty minutes south of the vineyards of Collio, as opposed to twenty miles from the city.
This year marked Verona's 45th annual wine trade fair, known as Vinitaly, Italy's largest gathering of winemakers and producers. Every year the fair gets bigger, with an ever expanding number of pavilions in what is already a very tight space, and the number of visitors from around the globe increases.