Summer showstoppers: juicy Super Tuscan

Alongside classic Italian fare, you can’t go wrong with a Super Tuscan from the iconic Tenuta dell’Ornellaia. Davy Żyw, our Italy Buyer, shares the story behind the wine  2018 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia, Toscana   What’s the story behind the wine?   Since its introduction over 30 years ago, Le Volte dell’Ornellaia has become a benchmark in its […]

Summer showstoppers: fresh Italian white

Italy Buyer Davy Żyw shines a light on one of his favourite white wines from Piedmont: Giovanni Rosso’s Roero Arneis. It’s delicious at the end of a long day, with a soft summer breeze blowing in through the window  2020 Roero, Arneis, Giovanni Rosso   What’s the story behind the wine?   Having spent a long time […]

Summer showstoppers: Champagne for summer nights

Davy Żyw, our Champagne Buyer, has selected a rich, complex cuvée from one of the region’s most exciting producers – one to savour alongside picnics, barbecues or simply under a starry night sky  Leclerc Briant Réserve Brut   What’s the story behind the wine?   Leclerc Briant’s wines are energetic, pure and extremely stimulating. Although a historic […]

A guide to the Barolo villages

The Barolo region is a patchwork of diverse villages and terroirs, each offering its own distinct character. Italy Buyer Davy Żyw outlines the key Barolo villages to look out for. The 2018 vintage gives us a soft rose-tinted lens, through which one can explore the details of this ancient landscape. This vintage is not one […]