24 11, 2016

EVENT- Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016

By |2017-01-30T13:35:16+04:00November 24th, 2016|Events|

Event Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 07-17 November 2016 The 8th edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit is back in Dubai between the 7th and the 17th of November. The previous tree editions were also hosted in Dubai, while the first 4th edition, between 2009 and 2012 were hosted in Hong Kong. The ICWS is the [...]

20 11, 2016

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Giuseppe Mannocchi Poderi dei Colli

By |2017-08-14T14:17:14+04:00November 20th, 2016|Meet The Professional|

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Giuseppe Mannocchi Poderi dei Colli The life of a sommelier never stops when you are looking for small producers who express at best his territory and what his lands give to him. One of that producer that stand out in one of my latest trip to Italy was Poderi dei Colli, owned by Giuseppe [...]

15 11, 2016

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Rollo Gabb, Managing Director Journey’s End

By |2017-02-01T17:25:08+04:00November 15th, 2016|Meet The Professional|

We meet with Mr. Rollo at the iconic restaurant R Trader, situated in Al Fattan Currency House for lunch. Joining him was Mr. Mark Brough of MMI and as with all the wine tastings, we started ordering food to taste along with his selection of wines. Mr. Rollo comes from an English Family that has produced wines for three generations.

15 11, 2016

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Francesco Zonin, Vice President Zonin Wines

By |2017-02-05T09:26:23+04:00November 15th, 2016|Meet The Professional|

Francesco Zonin hosts Sommliers Themed Lunch where the guests at Zuma were some of the most experienced Sommeliers in Dubai, and those that weren’t were individuals with great knowledge and expertise in the wine world!

15 11, 2016

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Emmanuel Gantet, Export Manager Lanson Champagne

By |2017-12-27T12:34:22+04:00November 15th, 2016|Meet The Professional|

Lanson White Label is a Champagne where 29 grams of sugar are added to the dosage which makes the Champagne sweeter and softer. The idea behind this slick white bottle is to reach the younger consumer, mostly Russian and new world who loves this style. The White Label launch was in a private area of Cove Beach and I cannot deny the fact that all the time there is an event with Champagne, the people around are much happier and relaxed.

1 11, 2016

MEET THE SOMMELIER – Aziz Hathout

By |2017-02-12T07:06:04+04:00November 1st, 2016|Meet The Sommelier|

MEET THE SOMMELIER Interview of Aziz Hathout Head Sommelier of Bistrot Bagatelle Monsieur Aziz is the Head Sommelier of Bistrot Bagatelle at the Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road. Canadian born Aziz, explained to me a few little secrets about the new products on his wine list. Unfortunately for you, readers, I have decided not to share them. All too [...]

1 11, 2016

TRAVEL – Garth Beer Around Milan (Part I)

By |2017-02-02T08:30:47+04:00November 1st, 2016|Travel|

Italy is by far my favourite European country, so much so that I have started to look for a retirement goal home there, unfortunately the options are endless and I am no closer to retirement than when I started my search and considering I am only 34 Years old I believe I still have some time to go!

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