And for our English and Londoners readers…a really special wine tasting on Monday 18th January with Selvapiana and Fortediga

Even if we are talkin about Tuscan wines, It would be a pleasure to me to be guest of UK sommelier Association in London next week for being by Matteo Brogi in his new restaurant and enjoy the meal he will prepare. And obviously for enjoyng the wine as well in this struggle bettween ChiantiShire and Maremmashire with Selvapiana vs Fortediga…Here’s the full invitation!

Monday January 18, 2010 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
9, Knightbridge Green London SW1  (map)

Ristorante Red Pepper

9, Knightbridge Green London SW1

LibertyWine and AIS UK/UK Sommelier Association is very happy to invite you tothis fantastic dinner, where you’ll have the chance to match classicTuscan food cooked by the chef patron Michele Brogi,

with outstanding wine from Selvapiana and Fortediga producers.

A fantastic tasting where both producers will present a wine each with every dish, like in a match “all’ultimo bicchiere”. Who will win? You decide!


  • Polenta fritta con fegatini di pollo, salame toscano e guanciale

Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina DOCG 2008

Fortediga Cabernet/Syrah IGT Maremma Toscana 2007

  • Pici con la “nana”, (sugo d’anatra)

Fortediga Sodamagri Syrah IGT Maremma Toscana 2005

  • Arista condita alla contadina con patate arrosto e fagioli all’uccelletto

Fattoria Selvapiana “Bucerchiale” Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG 2006

  • Millefoglie con crema chantilly alla Fiorentina e scaglie di cioccolato fondente

Fattoria Selvapiana Vino Passito 2003

Fortediga “Trama” Traminer Vendemmia Tardiva 2006

  • Caffe e servizio

Price for the event is £40 all included

You can book directly with the restaurant at +44 (0)20 7225 2238.

The premises reserve the right to ask for a credit card details as cover charge (25% in case of case of cancelations if not made within 48 hours). For more info e directions, please visit the “Red Pepper” web site

If you go there, say hello to Matteo , Marco, Valentina and Andrea Rinaldi for me!