It's always pretty manic here at Whitmore & White, but last week has to rate as one of our busiest yet! The usual busyness in the stores, combined with a few firsts - including a 1st birthday! So what's been going on I hear you cry! Well, if you follow our social media you will have had a taste of what we've been up to. Here's a quick summary¦
So, you've tried a few wines, you found a few you like and few you don't. You've moved on from the supermarket to your friendly independent wine merchants (yoohoo!) and have started to explore a whole new world of wine. But how do you really start to learn about the wine in front of you when it comes to making good choices?
After a delightful lunch alongside super wine with Stefano at Ca dei Frati we headed off for a three hour journey from Lugana to Barbaresco in Piedmont.
After La Giuva we had an hour's drive leaving the wine region of Veneto behind and crossing the border into Lombardia and the province of Lugana, bordering Lake Garda.
Tuesday morning involved a little drive from our hotel just on the outskirts of Verona to a small winery called La Giuva, which lies on top of a hill, 400m up in the Squaranto valley.
From Soave we took a forty minute drive further up into the hills to arrive at Allegrini in the Veronese province of Fumane.
W&W Wine Buyer Graham Simpson was asked to accompany Liberty Wines on a four day wine trip to Northern Italy, encompassing the wine regions of Veneto, Lombardia and Piedmont.
Well, we're well into spring now, and in the wine trade that means it's time to give our wine selection a good spring clean!
This week's Tasting Hour at Whitmore & White opens a few bottles of fantastic craft beer by The Parker Brewery up in Southport.