“My Dad always sought to bring people together…” That’s how Saša Radikon movingly described his motivation for creating this soul-filled December evening in memory of his father Stanko, who sadly left us much too early last September 2016.
Vermentino or Pigato, what say you, trusty friends ? Well….in Sardinia you say Vermentino. In Provence you say Rolle. In Piemonte it’s Favorita. While in Liguria you actually say….BOTH…Vermentino & Pigato. Bemused?
Hugging the border between Austria and Hungary is where you’ll find BURGENLAND, something of a New Frontier for Austria’s winemakers. Not new in the sense of wine-making, but rather in the way that everything strikingly starts turning from WHITE to RED.
Our history making ‘JAMM’ session with the ‘Masters of Pignolo’ is evolving nicely.
With the 2016 harvest concluded, all the preliminary indicators suggest we’re looking at one of ‘THE’ great Pignolo vintages…. either on or off the record!
SIMPLE….if there’s another history book of equal brilliance on the subject of Italian wine, then as yet we haven’t read it. Edited by the great Walter Filiputti himself, this newly published tome is in many ways a personal, indeed personable, record recounting first-hand how the early days of modern wine-making in Italy got itself one mother of an overhaul.