Burgundy 2017: the people factor

After our Fine Wine team’s third day tasting Burgundy’s 2017 vintage in situ, Chris Pollington considers how the region’s wines – the ultimate expression of terroir – depend not just on the vineyards, but on the talents of its remarkable vignerons

Eyes on Italy: fine wine investment

With interest in Italian wine peaking, Private Account Manager Chris Pollington looks at the wine-broking market and gives his thoughts on where it is wise to invest next The vast majority of wines for investment continue to come from France, with Bordeaux still marking the backbone of that range, now increasingly supported by Champagne and […]

Beyond Barolo and Brunello

Tuscany and Piedmont may produce Italy’s most famous bottles, but they aren’t the only areas creating serious reds. Here, Chris Pollington highlights just a few of the other Italian regions making age-worthy wines Over the last 10 years, there has been a gradual, but undeniable, increase in the interest in Italian wines, to the point […]

The Barolo of the South

Confirmed Italophile Chris Pollington looks back on his vinous journey, from first taste of Tuscany to a quest for the new and unusual, singing the praises of his current grape of choice: Aglianico, the South’s answer to Nebbiolo. It’s now over 30 years since I took my first wine exam and almost 20 years since […]