A smooth, balanced Rosé from the Querciavalle Vineyards near Siena in Tuscany. The vineyards are at the heart of the Siena Chianti DOCG region and this rosé derives from the same grapes selected for some of the finest Chianti from the area.
It has a fragrant bouquet of forest fruit and a surprisingly complex and refined flavour not often found in Rosé wines, with hints of cherry and raspberry and well balanced acidity.
It is a perfect wine to drink on its own and is excellent with appetisers, vegetable dishes and fish.
Colour: bright cherry pink with garnet red highlights
Bouquet: fragrant, with hints of forest fruit
Flavour: balanced, complex, smooth with hints of cherry and raspberry
A lovely, refreshing dry white wine produced by the Losi family at the Querciavalle Vineyards near Siena in Tuscany. It has a fragrant, elegant and floral bouquet with defined long-lasting fresh fruit flavour of apples and pears.
It also has a remarkable freshness and softness on the palate. It is exciting enough to drink as an aperitif wine on its own or with starters and refined enough to accompany rice, pasta, shell fish, white meat and fresh cheeses.
Colour: Bright straw yellow with golden reflections
This is the 5 litre version of the White Label Balsamic Vinegar IGT from Compagnia del Monte.
A vibrant and young authentic Balsamic Vinegar from Modena. Produced from the sweetest local trebbiano grapes, the white label is aged for a minimum of 6 months to give a subtle undertone of wood and a lovely rounded acidity.
This is a classic everyday balsamic and can be used just like a normal wine vinegar, but yields a much more elegant and sophisticated taste. It is ideal for salads, dressings, combining with olive oil to create a dip or for using in gravies, stocks, meat sauces and for marinading.
A wonderful assortment of the finest soft mini-nougat (torrone) in a stunning gift box.
These soft torrone feature a heart of toasted Avolan almonds, pistachio from Bronte, locally produced honey and egg whites. They are then immersed into an array of delicious coatings: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, lemon and white chocolate, orange and white chocolate and coffee cream to provide a smooth and elegant marriage of flavours.
Made by the Fiasconaro brothers, award winning bakers and confectioners from Sicily. Their soft torrone are straight from the finest traditions of artisan production, where the most noble local ingredients are skillfully hand-crafted in small batches to produce a taste and texture that is unmatched by peers and that none of the larger industrial producers can come close to.
They are presented in this beautiful black cube gift box. If you're looking for a special and memorable gift this year, you won't find better than this!
An exceptional and unique aged balsamic vinegar that naturally refines and enhances the flavours of any cuisine. The Vigna D'oro or Golden Vine uses the sweetest Trebbiano grapes from the Modena area and is aged for a minimum of 6 years* in small wooden casks. The result is a sophisticated yet balanced taste with an alluring aroma. 6 years of aging also gives it a lovely natural density. Watch it slowly ooze out of the bottle drop by drop!
Excellent particularly with medium and aged cheeses, roast meats, exotic and spicy dishes and sweer and sour.
It comes with its own gift box to make a lovely and memorable gift for any foodie!
Contains no colourants, flavourings, denseners or preservatives. Will keep for years.
As testimony to the quality of the Golden Vine and the Compagnia del Montale range of balsamic vinegars, it has just won the highest accolade at the prestigious Superior Taste Awards 2012 held in Brussels.
The awards are organised by the International Taste & Quality Institute and are considered as the Michelin Guide for quality foods. The jury is selected from the cream of European chefs and Sommeliers who judge each product on its own merit.
The Vigna D'Oro was one of the very few outstanding products to win 3 stars, the highest possible.
3 Stars - for exceptional products with a score of over 90%
2 Stars - for excellent products with a score from 80 - 90%
1 Star - for noteable products with a score from 70 - 80%
A vibrant and young authentic Balsamic Vinegar from Modena. Produced from the sweetest local trebbiano grapes, the vigna bianca or white vine is aged in oak barrels for 6 months to give a subtle undertone of wood and a lovely rounded acidity. Produced by one of the finest balsamic vinegar houses in Modena, Compagnia del Montale the Vigna Bianca is the youngest in a series of 4 aged balsamic vinegars.
This is a classic everyday balsamic and can be used just like a normal wine vinegar, but yields a much more elegant and sophisticated taste. It is ideal for salads, dressings, combining with olive oil to create a dip or for using in gravies, stocks, meat sauces and for marinading. Yes, you can even use it on chips!
Please note this item has a Best Before date of 30/04/2015 and has been discounted for this reason. You can rest assured it has been kept in an ideal storage environment and will remain in perfect condition for well beyond this date, especially since it is a liqueur. You also have our full-refund peace of mind guarantee if you aren't completely satisfied with it.
A unique chance to get hold of a wonderful cream liqueur at an amazing price. Very few pieces remaining!
Banana Cream Liqueur from the award-winning Antica Distilleria Petrone in Campania.
A wonderful cream liqueur which features the refreshing sweet flavour of ripe banana on a soft bed of cream.
Its moderate alcohol content (17% ABV) and exquisite taste makes it a favourite for all occasions.
This banana cream liqueur has a touch of the exotic and won't go unnoticed. It also has many uses (see below for a few suggestions).
It comes in a lovely bottle and makes an ideal gift. Part of a refined series of Italian cream liqueurs by Petrone.
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
On its own, serve this banana cream liqueur over ice.
It makes a lovely Sorbet to cleanse the palate. Serve into glasses then pop into the freezer until semi-frozen.
Perfect as a base for scores of classy cocktails.
Banana cream liqueur is also wonderful on desserts, ice cream or as an ingredient for cakes.
Black Squid Ink Spaghetti as recommended by Nigella! http://www.nigella.com/books/nigellissima_stockists
This special pasta is made from finest durum wheat with squid and cuttle fish ink added to give it the fascinating black appearance and a hint of flavour too.
Perfect with all kinds of seafood pasta dishes or simply with olive oil, garlic, onions and chillies garnished with basil and pecorino cheese.
Delicious and original!
THE GRANIA PASTA RANGE
Grania have called this range of gourmet pasta Le Gemme del Vesuvio or "Vesuvius Gems". In the Volcano's shadow, a group of artisan pasta makers apply their art every day to produce a pasta which looks and tastes fabulous. Only 3 ingredients are used. The finest durum wheat, the purest water and time. Lots of it.
At Grania, they have revived an ancient Neapolitan production process which involves drawing the pasta through bronze moulds to produce a rough surface which grabs the sauce and binds to it. The pasta is then dried very slowly at low temperatures to maintain all of its natural taste and goodness.
It keeps its shape and consistency perfectly when cooking and the "al dente" moment is very forgiving in case you just miss it!
From: Naples, Campania, Italy
Grania's Bucatini pasta has won Gold Medal at the Great Taste Awards. Widely considered the "Oscars" of artisan food in the UK, this bears testimony to the quality of this fine pasta range.