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Talking Grappa with Bottega's Andrea Minguzzi

It has to be said that until relatively recently grappa was a complete mystery to me. I had found the many examples I had tasted over the years to be quite harsh, and brutal upon my oh-so-sensitive palate. 1,090 more words

Good Food Revolution

Grappa - Moonshine or Just Fine?

Italian grappa is taken like French Brandy and Spanish Sherry, but remains very much in their shadow as it is considered by many to be nothing more than branded moonshine. 1,715 more words

Whisky In Islay

The making of Grappa

First of all, as my blog post stresses, there’s Grappa and there’s Grappa. Take the time to find the quality brands (such as Nonino, Bocchino, Berta or Nardini) as they are well worth the effort and are a wonderful spirit. 639 more words


Margaret Swaine’s Spirits Review – August 2015

Let the Cocktail Fit the CountryAugust 10, 2015

by Margaret Swaine

During the Pan Am Games in Toronto, the InterContinental’s Azure Lounge matched drinks with sports and their countries. 1,184 more words


Azienda Agraria Moretti Omero

Sagrantino, a wine renaissance in Montefalco

Sagrantino, now one of Umbria’s best known wine grapes, is grown near the hilltown of Montefalco, south of Perugia. Its origin is mysterious, possibly brought by monks from Greece or Asia Minor. 561 more words


Grappa Week - Day 7: Nardini Grappa Riserva (50%, 70 cl, L.08/07)

Already the last day of the Master Quill Grappa Week, and we’ll close this off with a Grappa of one of the oldest and most important Grappa Distilleries around today. 537 more words

88 Points

Grappa Week - Day 6: Sibona La Grappa Di Barbera (42%, 50 cl, 2011)

Today we’ll have a Grappa made by Sibona. Looking at the picture below you might think it doesn’t look like much, but holding the adorable half litre bottle in your hand, makes you want to have a whole row of bottles like this, with Grappa’s made from every single grape variety that grows in the Piedmont region of Italy. 536 more words