Mailly, the Grand Cru village

Our Champagne Buyer Davy Zyw gives us a taste of the extraordinary village of Mailly, home to our Own Selection Champagne In the heart of the Montagne de Reims you’ll find Mailly, a 100% Grand Cru village. This means the family-grown grapes in this beautiful north-facing village are some of the best in the whole […]

Heading for the hills

As a nation, we’ve wholeheartedly embraced Prosecco, but the resulting glut of cheap, uninteresting wines has wreaked havoc with its reputation. Here, Davy Żyw tells us where to find the region’s best bottles The first reference to “Prosecco” the wine was in 1754, by Italian poet Aureliano Acanti: “And now I would like to wet […]

Piedmont 2014: pure and precise

As we launch our offering of 2014 Baroli and Barbareschi, Italy Buyer Davy Żyw explains how the vintage escaped its fate and defied expectations The 2014 vintage in Barolo is a treat for the purist. It was a year initially marked by challenging weather, but ultimately redeemed by a wonderful end to the season. The […]

Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Brunello di Montalcino cannot be released for sale until five years after the harvest, or six years in the case of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. The 2013 vintage is now available. Italian Wine Buyer Davy Zyw gives us an overview of this year’s vintage conditions The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino vintage is now ready for […]