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 …


Salina

Salina, in Sicily’s Aeolian Islands, might just be one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. It took no time at all to slip into island life, relax and unwind following the annual madness of Vinitaly. But, we weren’t …


Travel tips

It’s that time of the year again, summer holidays (in Italy). As Italians take their annual August holiday and migrate to the beach/lake/mountain it seems that many Aussies are joining them. Between August holidays and vintage (September to October) we …


The Nonino cocktail challenge

Italy’s leading grappa producer, Nonino, is hosting three of the USA’s leading mixologists in a cocktail challenge to be held at the Nonino distillery in Percoto, Friuli.

The trip is being blogged by Italian food and wine historian Jeremy Parzen …


Two great new arrivals from Tuscany

And thankfully, no breakages in transit. One of the best things we did on our recent trip was a little detour to Ceramiche Rampini in Radda in Chianti, one of the best places in Italy for ceramics of all shapes …


getting over jet lag

After a turbulent flight and a very Italian ‘disorganised queue’ at customs, there’s only one way to get over jet lag – bright Tuscan sunshine and a great lunch at Colle Massari in Montecucco, tasting an impressive new set of …


It’s that time of the year again…

Vinitaly comes but once a year. Thank goodness, as I wouldn’t survive it twice! A lot of people ask, what’s it all about? Well, Vinitaly is the biggest wine event in Italy, held annually in Verona and spread over 95,000 …


Osteria Mozza Singapore

恭喜發財, or Happy Chinese New Year, and welcome to the Year of the Rabbit. Here in Singapore, I asked the taxi driver about the significance of the rabbit and he said that come May, people will start behaving like rabbits …


special guest blogger, Stefano Manfredi, visits Fèlsina

Stefano Manfredi, a good friend of slp, is one of Australia’s leading chefs. Stefano heads up the kitchens at Bell’s at Killcare and Pretty Beach House and, in 2011, opens a new Italian diner at Sydney’s Star City. He visited


mangiare mangiare

One of the real highlights of our FVGVTAA [Friuli Venezia Giulia Veneto Trentino Alto Adige] trip was visiting Prosciuttificio D’Osvaldo in Cormons, Friuli. The D’Osvaldo family has been making prosciutto for generations and is the definition of artigianale production. The …