Wine, Dine, Elite RetrEat

The ever-romantic summer months of Italy are often envisioned lying dreamily along luxurious ocean shores or wandering through quaint, sun-kissed vineyards. But even if you’re unable to head to the Italian coastline this season, you can still celebrate the warm embrace of summer in style.

Galor is thrilled to announce we have teamed up with Elite RetrEat Italia, an agency specialising in providing unique, artisanal Italian experiences, ranging from Italian destination trips to wine tasting.

Together, Galor and Elite Retreat Italia will allow you to coast to the summery shores of Italy by bringing our fine dining and wine tasting experiences to you. The artisanal wines are the truest reflection of Italian culture, each locally produced to the highest of value and each with its own story to tell.

So whether you’re enjoying an intimate, outdoor dinner for two or treating your friends and family to a full-out barbecue celebrazione, do as the Italians do and join in the summer festivities.

Buon viaggio!

Your Summer Barbecue Wine Guide –Whether it’s light, red wine or white wine with a salty, sharp zing, here are our recommendations to go with your summer meals from the barbecue.


Rossese di Dolceacqua 2013 Testalonga:
Located in the Liguria Riviera, more specifically on the border between Italy and France in the village of Dolceaqua, this is a delicate and refreshing red wine that resembles Burgundy but with an unmistakable Mediterranean heart. Served traditionally with slight chill, it can be paired with any variety of white meat or a more assertive seafood preparation, such as fish kebab on lemon grass skewers.

Primitivo Amphora 2010 Cristiano Guttarolo:

Primitivo, also known as Zinfandel, is a rich, robust and full-bodied wine from the southern region of Puglia, the heel of Italy. In this case, however, Cristiano ages his wine in terracotta vases/containers (a very ancient technique applied in Georgia), and the result is a beautifully lifted version of the typical Primitivo you’ll find in the region. Sweet, pure, and focused, this wine is happiest when paired with poultry and game foul, such as an organic chicken breast meal marinated in yogurt, cumin, lemon zest, and coriander, or chicken wings marinated in honey, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.


Rosato 2013 Le Coste

From an incredibly fascinating volcanic lake in the Lazio region, this great artisan creates a wonderful rose full of character and character enhanced by spending 10 months in old barriques. Possibilities are endless, but the Rosato 2013 Le Coste goes especially well with salad combinations. Try a Sirloin tagliata cooked rare and sliced thin on a bed of arugula salad!


Gli Eremi La Distesa 2012

The charming region of Le Marche, arguably the new Tuscany, is home to one of Italy's most fascinating wines: Verdicchio. Corrado is one of the best interpreters of this wine with shimmering minerality and saltiness but thanks to its winemaking technique of leaving it 18 months on its lees, it’s able to develop great texture and complexity. Served cold, it can be paired with any seafood, such as jumbo shrimps with pineapple chutney.

Malvasia 2012 Skerlj

Located in very north east of the country, right on the border of Slovenia and in front of the Venetian lagoon there is the magical area of Carso, famous for its red rocks. Matej produces his wine with several weeks of skin contact giving it great structure yet with lingering notes of citrus and wild herbs. Served chilled, Malvasia 2012 complements any vegetable and grilled food combo, and paired especially well in meals that have avocados!


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