Sydney Italian Wine & Food Festival Sunday 21st August, 11am – 9pm Sydney Town Hall – Centennial Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy will come together under one roof in Sydney.  Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for …Read More


WINTER 2016 Ronco dei Tassi – 2015 whites wines Conterno Fantino 2012 baroli  Chiara Boschis 2012 baroli Poggerino 2014 Chianti Classico Candialle 2014 Chianti Classico COMING SOON Cascina Fèipu dei Massaretti (Liguria), 2015 Riviera Ligure di Ponente Pigato DOC Located in the Ligurian Riviera at Albenga between the hills and the Mediterranean sea, Cascina Fèipu was …Read More

Castelmagno with Chiara

One of the things I was looking forward to the most on my recent trip to Barolo had nothing to do with wine. It was visiting the mountains on the Piedmont border with France, home to the production of one of Italy’s great cheeses, Castelmagno. In 2007 a group of friends, known as ‘Des Martin’ and including …Read More

Happy reading

At a recent lunch a customer said to me, “I love Italian wine but I want to know more, what can I do?”. The answer is simple: read, read, taste, visit (if you can), taste, read and read some more. Understanding Italian wine requires effort, but its rewards are great. Make an effort to hunt …Read More

ventesimo anniversario

In life there are many milestones to celebrate. Turning twenty might not seem like much, but when it’s the wine business (especially importing and selling) well, it’s kind of like dog years where the real figure is more like eighty! Twenty years ago, Michael Trembath and Virginia Taylor established Trembath & Taylor. And ten years ago …Read More

della nostra cantina

We get asked all the time for older wine but, the problem is, nobody wants to do the expensive part – cellaring. The winery cant really afford it and has limited space. The restaurant/retailer – they cant afford it and definitely have no space. And, whilst our budget doesn’t allow for multiple vintages of Barolo and …Read More

Inside Chianti Classico

My friends Walter Speller, Italian specialist for Jancis Robinson, and Michael Schmelzer of Montebernardi in Panzano in Chianti, recently established to promote the sub zones of Chianti Classico. “The historical area of Chianti Classico is made of nine zones and multiple sub-zones which cover over 70,000 hectares of territory of which 10,000 hectares are …Read More

2013 pictorial review

The years is almost finished and I’m already looking forward to 2014 – the 20th year for Trembath & Taylor! In the meantime, there are a few days left to reflect on the year that was. Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo

You say Glera, we say Prosecco

The creation of a DOCG for Prosecco, and a much enlarged zone for DOC Prosecco, involved renaming the grape to Glera and thus trying to protect the use of the name ‘Prosecco’ from wines made outside of these two areas, in Italy and beyond. Round one in the Australian courts has rejected an application by …Read More

2014 awards

The 2014 awards for two of Italy’s leading wine publications, Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri and Duemilavini’s Cinque Grappoli, were recently announced. We’d like to congratulate our wineries on their hard work and deserved recognition. TRE BICCHIERI Gambero Rosso’s first edition of Vini d’Italia was published in 1987 and their Tre Bicchieri (three glasses) has become …Read More