the Independent mentioned our small wine business

And we made it with the Sforzato per Giulio 2011 by Cantine Menegola to the Independent! Yes! Few weeks ago John Clarke (the author of this article) contacted me asking to get a “passito” method sforzato from Valtellina.

In the last year my stock of wine is getting thinner as my digital business commitments are taking a huge tall however I had few bottles left for the special moment and this was one of them.

I had a chat with John and then I decided to send him my “last 2011 bottle” in stock here in the UK.

I got so many positive feedback (and also few orders) that is now time to create again a Valtellina box for the people willing to enjoy proper red wine during these tough times of isolation. More soon!

Thank you John!

Independent Article here


Italian Wine as an Outdoor Experience

Friends of Ravenna Italian Wine Tasting. An overview of the fabulous Italian Wine fragmentation and excellence.

We will start a journey across Italy presenting all the main wine varieties. We will then go North passing through Ravenna to then focus (and taste) two of the most iconic and outstanding Italian wines produced in the Alps.

Presenter: Fab

When: May 9th at 7 PM

Where: Chichester
If you are a not a member and would like to attend, please contact

Northern Nebbiolo … Chiavennasca, Spanna, Picoutener …

Piedmont’s Langhe superstar Barolo is globally recognised (and the very close Barbaresco) … However Nebbiolo grows and makes good – even great – wines under various aliases throughout Northwestern Italy. The wines may lack the muscle of Barolo but they make up for it in perfume, energy, elegance and delicacy.

Valtellina: In Lombardia and bordering Switzerland, these vineyards reach over 2,000 feet. Nebbiolo (locally called Chiavennasca) can be blended with other grapes (Rossola, Pignola, Prugnolo and Pinot Nero). This is the most “nervous” Nebbiolo, full of flowers and sometimes subtle gamey notes. The four Crus are Sasella, Grumello, Inferno and Valgella, which may appear on labels. There’s also a tradition of beefing up the region’s light wine by drying grapes, Amarone-style; they call this Sforsato.

Northern Piedmont: This region includes Gattinara, Ghemme, Bramaterra, Fara, Lessona, Sizzano and, of course, Boca. Nebbiolo (called Spanna here) is often blended with Vespolina and Uva Rara.

Carema: Also in northern Piedmont, but just southwest of those mentioned above. Carema sits in the shadows of Mt. Blanc and is on the border of the Valle d’Aosta region. Nebbiolo (here called Picoutener or Picotendro) grows at high altitudes in fantastically terraced vineyards rooted in poor stony soils. Compared to the wines from Gattinara, Lessona, Boca, etc., the wines of Carema are even more brisk and ethereal.

Donnas and Arnad-Montjovet: From the eastern section of Valle d’Aosta near Carema, these are light and crisp Nebbiolos (called Picoutener or Picotendro).



Winchester Wine Tasting – Last Places Available

Winchester Wine Tasting. Fab Wines are back. Enjoy Discovery Wine and Fab Wines will be at the Corner House on Wednesday the 28th of March at 7:00 PM. Last Places Available.

More Information

Enjoy Discovering Wine have asked Fab Wines to present some of the best wines from Valtellina and from Valdobbiadene as part of the EDW wine club evenings.

An informal and pleasant evening to taste some of the best wines (and some of the best vintages) from Valtellina and Valdobbiadene.

Fab Wine Tasting
Three of the best Prosecco Superiore in the market.
Five of the best Italian Nebbiolo from Valtellina (Riserva and Sforzato).
Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene DOCG
1 – Brut Millesimato San Gregorio
2 – Extra Dry Tanore’
Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
3 – Cartizze Tanore’ – Dry (“The King” of Cartizze) 
Valtellina Superiore Riserva DOCG 
4 – Sassella Riserva 2011 – Menegola
5 – Inferno Riserva 2013 – Rainoldi
6 – Valgella Carteria 2010 – Fay
7 – Grumello Riserva 2010 – Rainoldi
Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 
8 – Ca’ Rizzieri 2013 – Rainoldi

Winchester Wine Tasting Price

The tasting price is £45.00. You can either book your place with us or contacting Enjoy Discovering Wine.


Fab Wines Mixed Boxes

Fab Wines Mixed Boxes

Winter Mix Case

Fab Wines Mixed Boxes. Make the outstanding Prosecco Superiore and Nebbiolo wines accessible. Three prosecco Millesimato as well as the three Valtellina Superiore reds.

Tanoré Extra Dry

Often out of stock, the Tanoré Extra Dry is back in our shelves. An outstanding Prosecco Superiore at a great price.

Rainoldi Grumello 2013

A fabulous pale red ruby colour, flavours of red berries with hints of hazelnut. An ideal companion for rich starters, pasta, all kind of meat and cheese. (LIMITED QUANTITY)

Nebbiolo Case

A fresh Nebbiolo you can enjoy every day. A box of 6 bottles of Valtellina Nebbiolo IGT 




The “ultimate Prosecco”… Cartizze

Cartizze. The DOCG zone of Prosecco Superiore is on a hilly strip of land beside the Piave river between the small towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, that sits between the Dolomites and the Adriatic. Valdobbiadene is the heart of prosecco production with a concentration of hill slopes up to 500 metres, including the top prosecco, Cartizze. Continue reading “The “ultimate Prosecco”… Cartizze”

San Gregorio Brut Millesimato

IWSC Silver Outstanding for our Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato

Outstanding Prosecco Superiore

IWSC Silver Outstanding Prosecco Superiore Millesimato Brut: “Very pale straw, with persistent, creamy mousse and lively fizz. A brief maturation imparts the nose with a little complexity, whilst retaining pure floral scents and aromas, honeysuckle and ginger. Very pure, crisp vinosity on palate, white peach and lime notes, fresh and stimulating with off dry pure flavours. It sits gently and lightly on palate, like a caressing feather, and a clean, crisp but mouth-watering and more-ish finish. Now where’s the Bellini?” Continue reading “IWSC Silver Outstanding for our Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato”

The Best Wine Cabinets with

Here at FabWines we are always keen to get the best products to deliver a high quality wine experience. One of the critical aspects to store and age a 2010 Nebbiolo properly (like our award winning Rainoldi Grumello Riserva or our Menegola Sassella Rupestre is wine storage.

Wine should age at the right temperature (between 12 and 14 Celsius) and the right Humidity (between 60% and 80%) in a dark environment. Continue reading “The Best Wine Cabinets with”