World Peace? All you need is Dolcetto

 With a bit of historical license, you could argue that neither the UK nor Italy would exist without Dolcetto. Our own Queen Anne, during whose reign the Act of Union that created the UK was signed, was a huge fan of Dolcetto from Ovada. Perhaps, without her favourite...

Like your wine strong and stable? Try a box

 Anyone who reads me regularly will know that, whilst I’m madly in love with Italy, I also have a none too secret crush on France – their love of wine boxes, kissing and bidets. Now, I’ve got a man crush on their new President too. Emmanuel Macron – young, centrist,...

Let’s make Wine Portals great again!

I’ve got a bit of an etymology fetish, so when I looked into the history of the word “innovate”, I discovered that the original Latin meaning was ‘introduce as new’ or ‘restore’. So less ‘invent the wheel’, not even ‘reinvent the wheel’, more ‘wow I just found these...

Confessions of a home worker

There can’t be many of us who haven’t yet chuckled over the clip of a BBC interview with a rather straight laced expert on South Korea being ruined by his kids, and if you ever work from home and have a family it will have struck a particular chord. But beyond the...