An Italian Trio – A ZOOM WINE TASTING WITH IWFS LONDON

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Our foray by Zoom into Italian wines concluded (for now) with three quite different wines: A white from a native grape grown in North West Italy Wine from a native red grape grown in Sicily A red wine from North East Italy, made by the ‘ripasso’ technique. Each of us had a selection of the wines described below, bought from …

ITALIAN REDS – SANGIOVESE FROM TUSCANY

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ITALIAN REDS – SANGIOVESE FROM TUSCANY Members of London Branch and friends from other Branches zoomed to Tuscany to taste three types of red wines made from Sangiovese, the most planted grape in Italy. Ambitious and dedicated wine producers are drawn to Tuscany. Once the aristocratic Florentine wine merchant houses such as Antinori and Frescobaldi held sway. Now there are …

FINE CHOCOLATE AND ALCOHOL TASTING – A Zoom Tasting with IWFS London

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Never economise on the small luxuries of life. Drinking fine wine and eating chocolate won’t solve your problems – but they won’t hurt either,” said Ernie J Zelinski. Taking this quotation to heart, London Branch held a wine and chocolate pairing event by Zoom. None better to lead the tasting than Chantal Coady OBE, an internationally renowned chocolate expert and business …

EVERYDAY CLARETS – a Zoom Wine Tasting with IWFS London

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We tasted wines to illustrate “lunchtime clarets” – affordable workaday red Bordeaux – from three excellent vintages. I wanted to show that we don’t have to drink famous wines at high prices to enjoy a glass of claret. Vintage is important for Bordeaux wines. The weather can vary from year to year, and throughout the growing season and harvest. The …

English Cheese and Wine – Virtually Meeting, Actually Tasting

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Packs of artisan cheeses and crispbread, together with English wine, porter and cider, were delivered to participants’ homes for London Branch’s delightful December Zoom cheese and wine tasting – and with cider and porter too. Greg Parsons, the owner of Sharpham’s Dairy in Totnes, one of the finest cheese makers in Devon, led us through the following pairings, aided by Tom …