Posts Tagged ‘Italian’

The judgment of Paris (1976) strikes again… in Strasbourg (2012)

I love telling the story about a bunch of French wine tasting experts – including top sommeliers and editors at Le Revue du Vin de France and Le Figaro – who in a blind taste test in Paris in 1976, under the direction of Steven Spurrier, who at the time was a wine shop owner, […]


Decanter Great Italian Fine Wine Encounter: notes on Barolo and Tuscany, plus video!

I attended two wonderful master classes at yet another Decanter fine wine encounter – this time a full day concentrated on Italian wine on Saturday 15 May 2010. Almost 90 exhibitors, some rather famous, others often constituting hidden treasures. I did not taste as much as I wanted because I was slightly under the weather, […]

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