This month we tasted a collection of Italian wines. The plan was to taste three reds and three whites from different Italian regions to showcase the strong regional characteristics of the different wines. The tasting was styled on the Italian daily ritual that embodies "la dolce vita", the aperitivo, involving drinks and snacks while Italians unwind and catch up with friends before their evening meal. 
The three whites were:
  • Fiano di Avellino from Campania
  • Pieropan Soave Classico from Veneto
  • Stellato Vermentino Pala from Sardinia
The three reds were:
  • San Marzano Primitivo di Manduria
  • Amaranta Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  • Talenti Rosso di Montalcino.
The opinions on favourite white were split between the fiano and the soave, but the jury was clear on the red, with the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo being clearly the favourite.
As always we proceeded on to dinner  in Clarendon street, for good food, (more) wine and great conversation!