Articles

I’ve been writing on food and wine for magazines and newspapers for over 20 years, including Departures, Bon Appétit, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Decanter, Guild of Food Writers Stirring Words, WineNews.it, and many others. Here’s a selection of those articles. Search the index to find specific subjects.

After decades of conflict that obscured much of its rich cultural heritage, this country is rediscovering itself. Celebrate its rebirth with a winding adventure from the bars and restaurants of the capital to the family-run wineries of rural villages…

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Italy’s southern regions have varied cultures but are united by their passion for wine and hospitality. From seaside villas with vineyards to winery-owned hotels amid ancient caves…

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It is fast emerging as a fizz vying for a slice of Prosecco’s success, but this is a variety that deserves recognition in its own right. The grape is producing individual styles, both still and Osparkling, that reflect the region’s varied rural landscape…

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My Rome

28 September 2019

There’s no shortage of things to do and see in the Eternal City. But where best to recharge your batteries? Carla Capalbo reveals her top spots to eat and drink like the locals in Italy’s capital…

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The Cork Comeback

28 April 2018

In the last two decades, cork producers have been researching ways to combat TCA and salvage the tainted reputation of corks. Carla Capalbo reports on the latest developments…

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The founder of Noma, one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants, talks foraging with Carla Capalbo

In less than a decade, Scandinavia has gone from gastronomic obscurity to being one of the cutting-edge food centres of the world. Much of that is thanks to René Redzepi, of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen…

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It’s rare that growing vegetables is an antidote to the atrocities of war, but Ibrahim Soriba Mansaray’s story is extraordinary. Ibrahim, as he likes to be called, was “9 or 10 years old” when he was kidnapped, like thousands of other children, by the rebel army in his native Sierra Leone, west Africa…

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Ancient wine history, unique grapes and qvevri vessels, plus an exciting food culture make this country a must for the adventurous wine traveller, as Carla Capalbo discovers…

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La mia storia d’amore con la Georgia – il Paese nel Caucaso – ebbe inizio con un gigantesco vaso di terracotta. Giaceva riverso su un anco in una delle vigne di Josko Gravner molti anni orsono e, da brava ex-scultrice, rimasi affascinata dalla grazia e dall’energia delle sue forme: collo esile, pancia tesa e piede a punta…

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Take Four

28 February 2016

Seas, volcanoes, ancient terrains and lots of sunshine – no wonder there’s such character embodied in Sicily’s indigenous grapes. Carla Capalbo homes in on the top four…

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