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ITALIAN INVASION

Friday, November 06, 2015

ITALIAN INVASION:   Not so long ago Sydney was invaded by the Italians - Italian wines that is. There was a massive showcase of some 200 Italian wines on taste covering all the major wine producing areas of Italy including Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Veneto, Alto Adige, Friuli, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Basilicata and Sicily. There were the usual Italian styles such as Prosecco, Barolo, Valpolicella, Chianti and Tuscany, as well as some rarer varietal examples such as Pecorino. Yes, Pecorino is a rare white grape variety as well as being a very well-known cheese - both come from the town of Pecorino. It is quite a rare wine as there are only around 100 hectares of the variety left in Italy. It produces a lovely wine with a zesty savoury finish that goes really well with anti-pasto, or do I dare say it? With Pecorino cheese.  Read More...