Welcome to Winefriend
Welcome to Winefriend, a website devoted to the wines of Piemonte, Italy and France. I’m David Way, wine writer and educator based in London and Hampshire in the UK. The following pages are my thoughts, experiences, and learnings as I’ve travelled far and wide to explore the world of wine to its fullest.
With a keen interest in the wines of Italy and France (and some beyond, of course), I’d love you to join me on my journey through these wonderful countries and regions and share my enjoyment of their fabulous wines.
Latest News From Winefriend
- the emerging Nebbiolo wines of Alto Piemonte
- the rise and rise of Barbera
- sparkling wines, both Moscato and Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blends
- the regional white wines, Cortese, Arneis, Timorasso, Nascetta
- and all the fascinating local red varieties. There is so much to explore, so much to enjoy, so much to write about!
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I created Winefriend in 2009 to showcase my independent writing and photos on wine regions, with a focus on Italy and France. Now I am working on a full-length book on the wines of Piemonte.
Winefriend's 10th Tuscan Harvest Watch
For a tenth season, during the harvest of 2020, growers from wineries in key Tuscan regions made regular reports with pictures on this promising year. Each year brings its unique challenges. In these posts and pictures you can share in the producers’ challenges and triumphs.
Andover Wine Friends
Back in Hampshire Janet and I run a friendly wine group which explores the world of wine: famous and less well-known regions, wine styles, grape varieties and more. We typically have one tasting and one fine wine supper each month, all at a reasonable price. You can see the current programme here. Newcomers are always welcome. If you are interested email me.