Category: Italian Wine

Volcanoes and vines: on Etna’s wines

On the slopes of Mount Etna, plots of gnarly vines are perched in amongst lava flows, thriving in the volcano’s remarkable soils. Here Demetri Walters MW shares a little of what makes wines made in this extraordinary location so special

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 […]

Eyes on Italy: fine wine investment

With interest in Italian wine peaking, Private Account Manager Chris Pollington looks at the wine-broking market and gives his thoughts on where it is wise to invest next The vast majority of wines for investment continue to come from France, with Bordeaux still marking the backbone of that range, now increasingly supported by Champagne and […]