A closer look: our 2016 Own Selection Barolo

The new 2016 vintage of our Own Selection Barolo has arrived. It’s our best Barolo yet, says Davy Żyw, our Italy Buyer. This year, we introduce the finest expression of Barolo that we’ve ever put under our Own Selection label. The 2016 vintage in Piedmont was simply excellent. Many producers made their best-ever wines, and […]

The villages of Barolo

Get to grips with the villages of Barolo with this handy guide from our Italy Buyer, Davy Żyw. There are officially 11 communes in Barolo. In our 2017 release, we focus on the six that best capture the most distinctive and greatest wines of the region. The ’17 vintage is a modern-age classic; we can find […]

A closer look: our 2018 Own Selection Chianti

The new vintage of our Own Selection Chianti is here. Davy Żyw, our Italy Buyer, takes a closer look at a delicious and food-friendly red.   2018 Own Selection Chianti Our 2018 Own Selection Chianti is made for us by the Stucchi Prinetti family, who have been making wine at the legendary Badia a Coltibuono estate since 1846; today, siblings Roberto, Emanuela, Paolo and […]

Barolo 2017 vintage report

The 2017 vintage in Barolo is a “modern-age classic”, says our Italy Buyer, Davy Żyw. In Barolo, 2017 was one of the driest and hottest vintages on record. But this headline doesn’t reveal the true nature of the vintage: ’17 offers an incredible breakaway from the overripe uniformity one might expect from such a hot […]