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.

On English wine: established 1066

English wine is not new news. But it is the most exciting story in the wine world right now. Here, our Buyer Davy Żyw tells us about the homegrown fine wine scene – from the true potential of our terroir, to the producers who are making the most impressive wines We are a nation of […]

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 […]