Do you like Prosecco? Good for you! I don’t especially like it – I’d rather have Champagne, Cava, Ferrari, English sparkling, Methode Champegnoise or new world sparklers. Turns out there are very good reasons for this: The stuff we know as Prosecco in the UK is not the best sparkling wine to be had from the region! However, an energetic and passionate fan called Kristina Issa has decided to bring good Prosecco to London. She has opened Prosecco House, London’s first bar dedicated to Prosecco at Berkeley Homes‘ One Tower Bridge, a new development just by County Hall in London.
The bar will stock Prosecco DOCG, the premium prosecco from Veneto, the home of prosecco.
Kristina Issa – Owner
As well as talking about the wine, Kristina offers some insights into opening a bar single-handed in London, as you’ll hear in the podcast. Read More →
Sometime life simply gets in the way. There are periods when everything is going swimmingly – you do what you want to do in the time you need to do it and it all runs smoothly. Then there are the periods, of indeterminate duration, when there is too much to do, too much to consider and too much to think about to achieve any of the stuff you wanted to. Such has been our situation since the simply beautiful Definitive Italian Wine Tasting last June (I know!!!) in the Royal Horticultural Halls’ Lindley Hall.
So, with apologies to everyone who wanted to see this, here is a snapshot of the day – it was instructive, fun and beautiful.
Every area of work has its networks of colleagues, contacts and friends, and, in an ideal world, it’s difficult to tell them apart. The same is true of the fraternity and sorority of wine-writers. We meet and compete in the convivial atmosphere of tastings and presentations and develop a sense of closeness, of belonging … that sometimes even lasts after the alcohol wears off! Read More →