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 […]

Brunello di Montalcino 2017 vintage report

This is a vintage that “no Brunello collector should be without”, says Davy Żyw. Here, our Italy Buyer examines the growing season and gives his verdict on the wines – the best of which reflect both their terroir and the people that made them.