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Tomatoes, cold beer and plenty of vino bianco….


Whilst Monday was a public holiday in Victoria, some of my family got together to make the sugo for this coming winter. Whilst peel tomatoes (especially San Marzano) are fantastic, nothing beats your own sugo and this year we made it over two weekends.


The tomatoes this week was a massive improvement on those from a couple of weeks ago. These contained less liquid and more concentration: key ingredients to a good sugo.


These bottles will keep for at least a couple of years an if you know any Italian friends, see if you can beg, borrow or steal a few bottles from them and try the real deal…..

December: a crazy month for all….

Well there is no such thing as a quiet December. I am sure everyone is trying to get as much done before Christmas rolls around.

Containers of Peroni Rosso arrive from Italy.
Containers of Peroni Rosso arrive from Italy.

Over the last couple of weeks it has been all systems go with lots of containers of Italian beer and wine arriving which will keep everyone well stocked well into summer. I have spent the last two weeks at home which has been great and really only have two more dinners before we break for Christmas. Tomorrow night will be one of the years’ highlights with lots of great wine on the menu.

I will report back later in the week on the wines we will drink tomorrow night.

A week like no other…

Well what a crazy week we have just had.

Four containers in five days has stretched us to our limits but it has been well worth it. Heaps of new wines and lot’s more of the same.

Gran Sasso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2010

Gran Sasso still amazes me. 10,000 bottles of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2010 were unloaded Tuesday morning and by lunchtime 10,000 bottles were dispatched to various restaurants and wine stores around Australia. We have another 40,000 bottles due in the next few weeks just to keep up with demand.


Also more stocks of #realperoni which should keep us ahead of the game for the next couple of months.

Plus new wines from Le Vigne di Alice, Corte Sant’ Alda, Lucarrelli, Pipoli have all arrived and been unloaded this week. We have a couple of weeks break for the next batch of containers arrive.