TOM GETS FIZZICAL: Tom’s blogs

Why Lambrusco bottled it!

There are a number of different Lambrusco appellations in Italy and most are located in the lush valley vineyards of Emilia-Romagna, where we find the DOCs (or DOPs as they [...]

By | 2018-12-21T12:38:20+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Trentodoc

Unlike Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, Trentodoc slips off the tongue of an Anglo-Saxon speaker very easily. Unfortunately, however, this made-up word is rather harsh-sounding to the Italian ear and although there is a [...]

By | 2015-04-11T20:24:29+00:00 April 11th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Messy Pavese

The Metodo Classico DOCG from Oltrepò Pavese is probably one of Italy’s least-known sparkling wines. Indeed, the very words Oltrepò Pavese are enough to make most English-speaking wine consumers ask [...]

By | 2015-05-14T10:35:20+00:00 April 5th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Viva il Rive!

Even with a full week in northern Italy, the jaunt to Prosecco’s beautiful hillside country was a bit of a stretch, logistically, with all the other sparkling wine regions I [...]

By | 2015-04-08T17:59:37+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Fizz d’Alsace

How and where does Crémant d’Alsace fit in the sparkling wine market? I have a very soft spot for Alsace. I love the wines, the food, the people and the [...]

By | 2015-09-25T12:26:25+00:00 February 21st, 2015|Articles|0 Comments