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Georgia travel guide

Ancient wine history, unique grapes and qvevri vessels, plus an exciting food culture make this country a must for the adventurous wine traveller, as Carla Capalbo discovers...

Sardinia, Hotel Nibaru

Sardinia: where to stay, eat and shop Hotels Locanda Conte Mameli, Olbia In the town centre, this is a small hotel in a historic palazzo with some character. www.lalocandadelcontemameli.com Li…

Sardinia My Perfect Day

Gallura, Sardinia is Vermentino’s natural home and has been cultivated there since the 14th century. Carlo Capalbo tells Decanter her ideal day in Gallura, Sardinia Vermento country. Morning At Antica…

Sardinia Travel Guide: Spargi

Fact File Planted area 7,000ha, of which 66% is DOC and/or DOCG Production (2014) 502,000hl Total Vermentino 4,194ha (of which 70% is in northern Sardinia) Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 1,320ha…

Tuscany, Montalcino

Tuscany is still many people’s idea of the quintessentially Italian destination. What’s not to love about cypress-lined avenues, sloping vineyards and Renaissance churches? They’ve become universal icons. And that can…

Maremma, Royal Victoria

Maremma and Lucca: Where to eat and drink Beginning to the southeast of Grosseto, Maremma’s most populous city, for simple grilled meats, hand-made pastas and local wines, Trattoria Cupi, near…

Montalcino, Dopolavoro La Foce

Montalcino: Where to eat & drink Further south and a little east from Siena in Montalcino, the wine bar favoured by appassionati and cult producers is Osteria Osticcio. You can…

Florence travel

Where to eat & drink The region’s capital city Firenze (Florence) offers great places to eat as well as stunning art and architecture. So after you visit the Medici tombs…

No one has a better grasp of Italy’s current wine scene than the professional winemakers who work the length and breadth of the country. For an insider’s view, Carla Capalbo…

Puglia travel guide

In this narrow region you’re never far from either sea or inland wineries, and always surrounded by beautiful scenery and superb food. Carla Capalbo takes a trip

Cilento

Escape Campania's tourist hotspots and explore the unspoilt hilltop towns and fishing villages of this exciting wine region. Carla Capalbo reports

Sicily’s big brand dilemma

Has Italy’s biggest commercial success come at a price? carla capalbo looks at Sicily’s dilemma: the lucrative route of bulk wine and international varieties or the promotion of local varieties…

Famous chateau secrets

When it comes to digging the dirt on famous châteaux, Claude and Lydia Bourguignon know it all. CARLA CAPALBO meets them and their clients

Sicily: hot stuff

Sicily’s heat once meant its wines were big, ripe and alcoholic, but no longer. As CARLA CAPALBO discovers, the best Sicilian reds are now highly drinkable

Passionate about Italy

Italy has a growing number of winemakers who have no pretensions to the international arena. They are passionate about using native grapes to make wines that set them apart from…

Great Wine Route: Fruili

With a new direct plane route from London, Friuli is becoming a fashionable destination. Off the beaten Italian tourist track, it is rich with history and beautiful scenery, says CARLA…

Great Wine Route: Fruili

With a new direct plane route from London, Friuli is becoming a fashionable destination. Off the beaten Italian tourist track, it is rich with history and beautiful scenery, says CARLA…

Producer Profile: Enzo Ercolino

Enzo Ercolino has made Feudi di San Gregorio a driving force in southern Italy. Carla Capalbo pays a visit to Campania...

Tuscany’s French Glories

In search of perfection, three Tuscan winemakers turned to eminent Bordelais consultant Professor Yves Glories. CARLA CAPALBO looks at what happened next

Sicilian adventure

The extreme southeastern tip of this island is home to some of Italy's most exquisite food, as well as the classic Marsala wine. Carla Capalbo is your gastronomic guide