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  • Writer's picturePaari & Niall

Why we've been so quiet

Because we have been here:

A beach in Koh Samui
Our exact locations have been marked with an X for your convenience

On a more serious note, hello from Paradise (Koh Samui), where we have been over the last week - enjoying the calm before the storm (i.e. the tourist season in Montepulciano).

Unfortunately, in order to make this trip we had to miss the Anteprima del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, an annual event where all wine producers in the area showcase their latest vintages for everyone to try.

As our Rosso di Montepulciano isn't yet ready to taste, we decided to take the much-needed R&R option and head East for some Asian hospitality, unbelievable food and stunning vistas. We (and our now well-massaged bodies) think we decided well.

If you haven't heard of the Anteprima before, all we can say is it is a must-attend if you are in the Montepulciano area in the month of February. It is a great way to try the wines from a very diverse group of producers, and, in many cases, chat with the owners and winemakers themselves.

This year our consortium of winemakers will show off the 2020 Vino Nobile (which has been awarded 5 stars by the powers that be) and the 2019 Vino Nobile Riserva.

We've comforted ourselves with the thought that we will knock on the doors of our favourite producers and ask for a taste when we get back.

In the meantime, we have a favour to ask. We would love to know what our subscribers would like to read on this blog - as you (may) have seen, our posts can be quite varied. If you could help us with this quick poll, we would be most grateful. Feel free to select as many options as you like.

Khob khun ka (Thank you in Thai)! 🙏

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Paari & Niall


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