Classic Negroni Recipe & 5 Twists on the Original

Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by jofitzsimons The story goes that the Negroni was first invented in a bar in Florence in 1919 when Italian Count Camillo Negroni asked a bartender to make his favourite cocktail, the Americano, stronger by replacing the soda water with gin. The resulting cocktail was named after the count. 100 years … Read more

7 Simple Steps To Host a Wine Tasting at Home

Merotto Prosecco

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by jofitzsimons Whether you’re trying to become a wine pro or simply love drinking wine, hosting a wine tasting party at home can be a fun way to entertain friends while discovering your new favourite wine at the same time. Plus, what other opportunity do you get to pop … Read more

10 Top Italian Wines You Need To Know

Last Updated on July 29, 2022 by jofitzsimons Did you know that Italy produces more types of wine than any other country in the world, with approximately 350 official Italian wine varieties? From the types of grapes used to the production method and how long the wine is aged, each Italian wine is completely unique and … Read more

Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe & 5 Twists on the Original

Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by jofitzsimons Dating back to the 50s, Aperol Spritz has long been a favourite pre-dinner drink in its native country, Italy. However, it’s only relatively recently that this iconic Italian cocktail has gained international popularity. Today, you can find Aperol Spritz being drunk in restaurants, cocktail bars, brunch cafes, … Read more

11 Best Italian Pastries (With Recipes)

Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by jofitzsimons Italy is a country famous for its cuisine. From delicious pizza and pasta to world-famous cheese and award-winning wines, there’s so much to offer. But let’s not forget about Italy’s mouthwatering desserts and pastries too. Whether it’s to accompany your morning coffee, a mid-afternoon snack, or a … Read more

14 Famous Italian Drinks To Try In Italy (Or At Home)

Prosecco Italian Wine Type

Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by jofitzsimons Italy is the birthplace of some of the most popular drinks enjoyed all across the world today. From locally produced wines and historic bitter liqueurs to the country’s distinctive coffee culture, there’s a lot to learn about Italian drinks. So to help you brush up on the … Read more

Prosecco vs Champagne: What’s The Difference?

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Last Updated on August 18, 2023 by jofitzsimons Most of us enjoy popping open a bottle of sparkling wine now and again. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or the end of a long week at work, there’s nothing quite like a glass of fizz to lift the spirits. So, what’s your sparkling wine of … Read more

14 Types of Italian Cheese Everyone Needs To Know

Last Updated on August 18, 2023 by jofitzsimons Did you know that there are over 400 types of Italian cheese? A little overwhelming, right? These cheeses vary greatly in their taste and texture depending on regional production methods, the type of milk used, and how long they are aged. Some Italian cheeses are eaten on … Read more

Ultimate Prosecco Food and Wine Pairing Guide

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Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by jofitzsimons Interested in food and wine pairing? Love Prosecco? You’re in the right place. Because in this guide we’ll give you a simple introduction to food and wine pairing with a special focus on Prosecco pairing. At the end we’ve included a handy wine pairing chart which tells … Read more

Prosecco: Learn More About The Drink You Love

Last Updated on October 1, 2021 by jofitzsimons Want to learn more about Prosecco? In this guide we’ll give you everything you need to help know your favourite sparkling wine that much better. (Some of the articles included here are from my sister site, Indiana Jo where I cover more wine tips and advice for … Read more