- Published: 24 January 2022 24 January 2022
Scottie Gregory explores 4 quality white Bordeaux wines that pair easily with a range of dishes and offer fabulous value for money. Even with white wines, the art of the blend in Bordeaux comes into play and here we see Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon, Grenache Blanc, and Rolle (Vermentino) in various compositions. Enjoy!
- Published: 04 January 2022 04 January 2022
Located 60km’s east of the Tunisian coast in the Strait of Sicily, the tiny rugged volcanic island of Pantelleria pierces the choppy waters. The Arabic name for the island was Bint al-Riyāh, translating as Daughter of the Wind, derived from the near-constant blowing winds, dominated by the Scirocco in the summer but frequently joined by the Mistral or Tremantana. Isolation, desolation, and a weathered brow conspire to form a dissuasive list of first impressions that strike the traveler as inhospitable.
- Published: 27 December 2021 27 December 2021
Since spending much of the last year in Italy, just south of Piedmont, I have become very much enamoured with the Cortese grape for it’s freshness and suitability to drink with seafood dishes that are served in abundance, here in Liguria.
- Published: 15 December 2021 15 December 2021
Scottie Gregory visits the Grange Estate on the Hampshire Downs to meet the team and taste their Grange Classic and The Grange Pink Sparkling
- Published: 03 December 2021 03 December 2021
During VinItaly Special Edition 2021, I moderated a sustainability and wine panel as part of Wine2Wine, with Pasqua Wines CEO Riccardo Pasqua, Marta Mendonca from the Porto Protocol and Michele Manelli from Equalitas (VP of Italy’s sustainability & wine certification programme).
- Published: 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Scottie Gregory tastes three appetite igniting red wines from Tesco, pairing them with a series of desirable food plates that will see the reader scampering towards the cucina with ravenous intent.
Climate change podcast
An aperitif by the coliseum
As COVID-19 conspires with the grimmest of winds and rain to force a societal retreat behind our own front doors, the word ennui springs to mind. The muddle of displeasure is pierced when Natalia hands me a large bulbous glass of a liquid I do not recognise.
Artichoke pasta and very fine Pigato
Britain’s lamentable exit
On the eve of Britain’s official departure from the EU, my partner and I decided to explore a small town on the Italian Riviera where thewintry cold doesn’t feel so much like cold war bite.
I had warned my significant other that I would be having an inverse departure party, a release of the sanity valve if you like!
Soave: volcanic wines with elegance and longevity
Sitting inside the ancient castle walls inside the town of Soave, a short drive from Verona in northern Italy, the unique slightly almond aroma of the indigenous grape, Garganega, rises gently from my glass. The castle sprawls up the side of an extinct volcano that gives the region its variant soil structures that mark out the better quality of Soave wines.
An American In Paris; Tanisha Townsend (@GirlMeetsGlass) discusses podcasts, Paris wine bars, & what she's drinking at the moment
Tanisha Townsend decided to move to Paris 4 years ago after regularly passing through the city en route to the world’s most famous vineyards. In fact, it was about 2 years ago at the Printemps de Champagne Bouzy Rouge tasting in Reims that I saw (who we shall now refer to as) GirlMeetsGlass chirpily speaking to her web followers on Snapchat.
Wine tasting in Galicia: The pilgrims search for Albarino
The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of Saint James, rises out of the landscape, infested with antiquity. The rambling steep streets give way to shafts of dramatic light, emblazoned chapels, and tightly packed tapas bars, dusty, as old novels pressed together in antiquarian bookshops.
Interview: (Re)Defining the Entre-Deux-Mers, climate change & tasting with Stephane Dupuch
Driving into the Entre-Deux-Mers region from the north, the vineyards roll out like a bright green deep-pile carpet across the undulating land. It’s hard not to be excited about tasting wines with so much heritage, as we head to Chateau-Sainte-Marie to meet with 5th generation owner, Stéphane Dupuch.