A look at our 2019 Own Selection Gavi

The new 2019 vintage of our Own Selection Gavi del Comune di Gavi has arrived. Davy Żyw, our Italy Wine Buyer, tells us all about it. We are lucky enough to work with some of the world’s best producers to create our Own Selection wines. Each is the result of our strong relationship with a […]

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 vintage report

The 2016 vintage will be a milestone for Brunello di Montalcino, says our Italy Wine Buyer, Davy Żyw. This is a hero vintage. Hailed by critics and winemakers as the greatest vintage in recent memory, 2016 will become a keystone year for Brunello di Montalcino. Following the successful, ripe and generally uniform ’15s, the ’16s […]

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 […]