13 04, 2017

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Alberto Medici

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Alberto Medici Co-Owner Medici Ermete Il Lambrusco   On the occasion of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 organized by Rosario Scarpato here in Dubai, I had the honor of interviewing Alberto Medici, of the historic house of Medici Ermete, which produces top of the range Lambrusco. Not only classed top of the range [...]

13 04, 2017

EVENT – Pop up wine bar by Tasted and Rated

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Event Pop Up Wine Bar by Tasted And Rated   ITALIAN MINA BEACH FESTIVAL WESTIN MINA SEYAHI DUBAI Thursday, 16TH March, 2017 The brand new Italian Mina Beach Festival brings a unique lifestyle event to the shores of Dubai, with Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s amphitheatre turning into a Mediterranean haven for lovers of Italian cuisine [...]

25 03, 2017

EVENT – PIZZA GOURMET How to Perfectly Pair Pizza & Wine

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

EVENT PIZZA GOURMET How to Perfectly Pair Pizza &Wine Thursday, 2 March 2017 Before I start this article, I should first answer an important question. What is a Pizza chef doing on TastedAndRated? The answer is pretty easy: nowadays the pizza for many of us, is not only one of the most loved dishes around the world, [...]

23 03, 2017

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Edouard Moueix

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Edouard Moueix Deputy General Manager of Jean-Pierre Moueix When I launched TastedAndRated I would never have imagined I would have the opportunity to interview Edouard Moueix. So I was so humbled to spend three beautiful days with him, while talking and drinking his beautiful wines from Pomerol, St. Emilion and Napa Valley. Edouard is the [...]

22 03, 2017

WINE REVIEW – Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from Napa Valley

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Wine Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

WINE REVIEW By Simone Luca Gagliardi Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from Napa Valley During the visit of Edouard Moueix, (Deputy General Manager of J-P Moeuix Wines), I was privileged enough to be involved in a master class session where invitees were invited to taste and rate his wines from Napa valley. Such iconic wines of course deserved an [...]

21 03, 2017

WINE REVIEW – Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from St. Emilion and Pomerol

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Wine Review|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WINE REVIEW By Simone Luca Gagliardi Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from St. Emilion and Pomerol During the visit of Edouard Moueix, (Deputy General Manager of J-P Moueix Wines), I was privileged enough to be involved in a master class session where invitees were invited to taste and rate his wines from St Emilion (Bel Air-Monage) and Pomerol. Some of them [...]

22 02, 2017

RETAIL DUBAI – Luca Gagliardi’s wine columns on FooDiva

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Retail Dubai|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Simone Luca Gagliardi is the Italian most seasoned Sommelier of Dubai and founder of Tasted and Rated, together with Garth Beer. They are Sommeliers Point of Reference of the Middle East who have dedicated their life in pursuit of wine excellence. Gagliardi and Beer share the same dream of taking the Dubai Wine and Hospitality Industry in a new direction [...]

14 02, 2017

WINE REVIEW – LUCA GAGLIARDI: Gianni Gagliardo and his Barolo’s

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Wine Review|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Wine Review - Luca Gagliardi Gianni Gagliardo and his Barolo’s I first meet Gianni more than 10 years ago, while working at Verre by Gordon Ramsay and I was so pleased to have the first TastedAndRated master class with Gianni’s top Cru. Before the master class, I have meet Gianni at the Four Season Jumeirah for an [...]

24 01, 2017

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Laura Pedrazzoli Representing Bastianich & Moschioni Wines

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Laura Pedrazzoli presents: Bastianich & Moschioni Wines from Friuli Venezia Giulia During the 8th edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 that took place in Dubai between the 7th and the 17th of November, which coincided with the launch of TastedAndRated, I had the honour to be the Wine Director for the Summit. One [...]

24 01, 2017

MEET THE CHEF – Xiaomeng Liu, Head Chef Zengo

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Meet The Chef|Tags: , , , |

Meet the Chef Xiaomeng Liu Head Chef Zengo In my 13 years of living in Dubai, I have seen many places opening, rebranding, losing loyal clientele and also found that some of the best older restaurants in the city are unknown to most Dubai newcomers. When I meet people who have been here for quite a long time like [...]

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