Donnafugata Sherazade 2018

Today we present a wine from one of our favourite wineries, the Donnafugata Sherazade 2018 vintage. We had the pleasure to find this red wine at S. Rausi Trading and it did not disappoint both in terms of quality and value. Thanks to the extensive fruity bouquet, this wine is quite on the sweet side, considering its a Nero d’Avola. […]

Il Bruno dei Vespa 2017

Today’s post is on a particular bottle of wine, which I had the pleasure to enjoy during a vacation in Rome early last year. The owner of the winery is the italian journalist Bruno Vespa. Wine producers generally give their name to the most important wine in the winery. Bruno Vespa made the opposite choice: he baptized the cheapest wine […]

Donnafugata Tancredi 2016

In the final instalment of our four-part blog series on Donnafugata wines, we present Tancredi, a Cabernet Sauvignon wine from the 2016 vintage. This wine is manually harvested from the Contessa Entellina Esstate vintage and aged for 12 months in new and old French oak barriques and then in the bottle for at least 20 months. From the producer (Donnafugata): […]

Donnafugata Angheli 2016

In the second instalment of our four-part blog series on Donnafugata wines, we present one of the most appreciated Sicilian red wines from Donnafugata’s winery, Angheli is made with an equal share of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, carefully kept on the clayey soil of the Contessa Entellina Estate, between 200 and 600 meters above sea level. This is a […]

Pasqua Desire Lush & Zin Primitivo

A throwback from last weekend… we enjoyed this Pasqua Desire Lush & Zin Primitivo wine, in company of very good friends and a delicious italian-themed tagliata. Primitivo is one of my preferred grapes, due to its intense flavour as well as dark colour. I had never heard of the winery before, however following the recommendation from our friends at Pop […]

Donnafugata La Bella Sedara 2018

As we approach the festive season, yesterday evening, we enjoyed this Donnafugata La Bella Sedara red wine in company of very good friends and a heart warming meal. This wine is made from predominantly from Nero d’Avola blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Hence you can expect flavorful and pleasant red wine. The quality behind Donnafugata brand is a […]

Varvaglione 12 e mezzo 2016

Primitivo is one of my preferred grapes for red wine due to its intense flavour as well as dark colour. A couple of weeks ago we had a lovely dinner with an awesome couple and they surprised me with a Varvaglione 12 e mezzo, 2016 vintage. Personally, I really enjoyed it, because it is quite unique whereby it’s less sweet […]

Harveys Bristol Cream

Yesterday, my better half bought me a bottle of Harveys Bristol Cream as I ran out of it :). Sherry is a very popular sweet wine. Anyone who watched the comedy series Frasier, remembers the siblings sharing a glass of Sherry. Well, every time I take a glass of sherry, my memory always takes me down to this particular memory […]

Marsovin Cheval Franc 2018

Yesterday, we opened this wonderful, locally produced, 2018 Cheval Franc from Marsovin. Personally, I love everything about this bottle of wine. The strong body, dark red colour and the flavours really make it an excellent wine for all occasions. No wonder it is “the highest-priced wine made from Cabernet – Syrah/Shiraz in Malta” (Wine-Searcher). Really looking forward to compare it […]

Donnafugata Sul Vulcano

Today, after a hard long week, we opened a wonderful bottle of Donnafugata Sul Vulcano, and hey it didn’t disappoint:) From the producer (Donnafugata): VARIETALEtna Rosso DOC made of Nerello Mascalese and a small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio TASTING NOTESThe palate is soft and enveloping; a balanced, persistent finish FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGPerfect with mediterranean antipasti and first courses based […]