Corvina is used mostly to make light reds such as Bardolino and Valpolicella. But it has earned its fame for being the main grape in Italy's amazing "dried grape" wines, especially Amarone. According to Grapes and Wines (2015), Guerrieri Rizzardi are one of the best Amarone producers and they are regularly awarded for it. Looking forward to tasting that at the end of the month.
The event is in conjunction with one of the Lifeboat Inn's wine suppliers, O'Briens Wines. Giuseppe Rizzardi will represent the winery. David O'Halloran, who many of you will know as one of his roles is to look after the front of house at the Lifeboat, tells me that Giuseppe "is the owner/winemaker at the Rizzardi winery in Italy. He is introducing five wines which will include Amarone, Soave, Ripasso, Pinot Grigio."
|Seafood dish at the Lifeboat Inn|