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chester food & drink festival

Chester Food and Drink Festival is planned for March 22nd to 24th 2018, Easter Saturday to Easter Monday and is moving to Chester Racecourse in this, the seventh year of the event.


Alive with flavour

Hotelympia 2018 presents the finest showcase of food and drink from the UK and around the world starting on the 17th – 21st February at Excel London.


The ICA exhibition 2018

The ICA Exhibition takes place between October 30th and November 1st 2018 in Pavilion 1 of the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham at the heart of the UK.

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The 3 Best Known Italian Wines

Even an attempt to list the three best known Italian wines becomes contentious. Connoisseurs have such an eclectic diversity of taste and preference that it is almost impossible to find any degree of consensus, forget unanimity, in the process of picking the finest wines. While there are many varieties of wines, when it comes to Italy, it is mostly about red wines. The task is not simple as there are thousands of wines, including the distinct species of grapes, the different brands and varieties of every brand. The task gets complicated when you notice the distinct difference in the flavors, the aromas and the aftertastes of different wines made from the same type of grape.   If you are going to be getting any of these wines then we recommend you invest in a good wine cooler to keep them at optimum temperatures.

There are connoisseurs who would buy nothing but Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello or Amarone for that special occasion. Many may want to stock up on some Gattinara, Rosso di Montalcino and Chianti Classico. Regular wine drinkers love their Barbera d’Asti, Dolcetto d’Alba, Lambrusco and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. You cannot discard either Cà del Bosco Franciacorta Annamaria Clementi or Villa Raiano Fiano di Avellino, Venica Ronco delle Cime or Pieropan Soave Classico La Rocca. Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino stands its ground when compared to Gaja Barbaresco and Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella has its share of fans, just as Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio all’Oro and Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryè have theirs.

The first of our three best known Italian wines is the Barolo Brunate Jeroboamin, Ceretto. The red wine is a treasure of Piedmont in Italy. The aroma is almost addictive. Those familiar with the wine treasure its fragrance of pressed woodland berry and rose with some sage. If structure determined the popularity of wines, then the smooth and silky Barolo would surely land one of the top spots on a global list. There is a fine tinge of exoticness, courtesy the characteristic flavor of black cherry, clove, licorice and ground pepper. The red wine is actually garnet red and there are orange reflections, accentuating the aura. The wine is macerated for up to fifteen days and then fermented in stainless steel using indigenous yeasts. After twelve months in barrique and another twelve months or more in casks, the wine is finally bottled. While Tuscany and Lombardy are more popular for their grapes and subsequently their wines, Piedmont takes the first spot on our list for its unforgettable nebbiolo grape. You may have heard the expression tar and roses. This refers to the nebbiolo wines.

No list of best known or the most popular Italian wines can ever be complete without a cabernet merlot. The Cabernet Merlot IGT, Torri d’oro is one of the best there is. The Sicilian blend of sauvignon and merlot brings out the best of the two most popular wine grapes. There are connoisseurs who stack up their Bordeaux inventory as a prized collection, bringing out a bottle on rare occasions. Get yourself this bottle and you would know why. If you like dark and intense fruity flavors, particularly of blackcurrant with whiffs of bell pepper then this is your poison. The structure is not as firm as the Barolo but it is more palatable and it can last a really long time if proper care is taken during fermentation, ageing and bottling. The right blends can last decades and they would only get more memorable. These wines are aged in barrels and the grapes have serious affinity for oak, cedar, spice and smoke.

The third best known Italian wine on our list is Badiolo Chianti, Trambusti. Chianti celebrates the champion of grapes used to make red wines in Italy, the ever popular sangiovese. The grape has a unique taste, texture and flavor. The grape is grown all over Italy with a total area under cultivation estimated to be around a hundred and seventy three thousand acres. The ruby red wine that gets better over time is intense but the structure is pleasantly balanced. You would love the aroma of violets, red fruits, bitter cherries and dried herbs.


Top Things to See in Italy

Italy is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean countries in the world. Italy brings out the essence of its culture, and there are some unique places in Italy which you cannot see anywhere else in the world. Their architecture is something which needs a special mention, and they are also famous for their food. There are no shortages for beautiful spots, and many tourists prefer to go to Italy to spend their vacation.

The following are some of the best things to see in Italy:


Colosseum is one of the world’s best monuments. Colosseum has more than just a brilliant architecture. It is the place where some of the bravest men had fought against some of the fiercest men and animals. It is one of the largest amphitheatres that were ever built, and it is a constant reminder of the glorious Roman Empire.  When you start to think about the brave gladiators who died fighting at the Colosseum, your heart starts to throb. You can take a guided tour and learn many things about the ancient glory which still stands majestically.


Pompeii is an ancient city which was destroyed and is now buried to about 4 to 6m of volcanic ash. It is believed that the city was founded by Oscans and the Romans captured it in 80BC. The town was beautifully designed, and it had an amphitheatre, intricate water system, gym and port. It is now a world heritage centre, and many tourists come to visit the destroyed city.

Leaning Tower of Pisa:

One tower that has gained popularity because of its flaw is the leaning tower of Pisa. The tower started to lean by the time it reached the third storey. It was predicted that the tower would definitely fall by the year 2000, but it still stands, and many tourists climb to the top of the tower to get a lovely view of the city.

St. Peter’s Basilica:

The St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world, and its architecture work is utterly brilliant. The disciple of Jesus Christ, Peter is buried here, and his tomb is right below the high altar. The artwork of the Basilica is very intricate, and it is pretty amazing to walk around such magnificent architecture.

Cinque Terre:

The colours of the fishing villages that are connected by sea waters are something which you must never miss to see during your visit. One of the ways to see the sight is to climb the coastal trails. Try to travel by water to escape the crowds and visit when the site has fewer tourists so that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery without the disturbances of the common din.

Lake Como:

Lake Como is a beautiful place which is surrounded by mountains, and it has one of the best climatic conditions in the world. You have many resorts and villas near the lake, and you can have a wonderful time with your family and friends.

Restaurant Reviews


Fine dining on the move in milan

For people looking for an unusual place to dine in Milan can now try the “ATMosfera”, a restaurant created by ATM.


A little bit of sicilian heaven

Aficionados of London’s café culture are getting very excited about the Sicilian Caffe Deli Paradiso, just launched in Highgate..


The giovanazzi family

Currently operating a number of successful restaurants in Glasgow, the  Giovanazzi family have successfully built up their businesses since before the First World War.

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