Valpolicella, Amarone & Verona

Valpolicella, Amarone & Verona

"It's the coming together of two words," she replied. "Amare in Italian means to love and then Amaro means bitter, Amarone is the coming together of those two things." And don't we need a little of both to stay balanced in this funny old thing we call life? Perhaps that's why I'm so drawn to Amarone.

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Blind Tasting

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Blind Tasting

It's January and people are on all sorts of silly diets, cutting back on alcohol or even quitting entirely. Vogue recently re-published an article from a 1963 edition with a bold header stating; The Champagne Diet. I don't know about you, but this sounds right up my street. "Classic light strengthener of convalescents, respected digestif [...]