Category: Italian Wine

A Tale of Two Sicilies (part two)

In the second instalment of his tour of Sicily’s history, geography and wine, David Berry Green takes us through the patchwork of geology that makes up this fascinating island. Topographically and climatically, Sicily is far from homogeneous; instead diverse terroirs favour specific, indigenous grapes and unique wines. The Mediterranean west and south-western corner, part of […]

A Tale of Two Sicilies (part one)

David Berry Green, our buyer for, and resident of, Italy, recently embarked on a journey through the light and shade of Sicilian winemaking to curate his latest offer. In part one of his blog, he brings to life the vinous history of this enticing isle. It’s black and white really. Not just the differences between […]

Tim Atkin MW – a man on a (wine-based) mission…

A regular in your weekend newspapers, Tim Atkin MW is one of Britain’s leading wine writers. Here, he talks to us about up-and-coming wine regions, how to find your perfect bottle and why the future of wine might just be on Twitter (#noway!) How do you see your role as a wine critic? I would […]

What’s drinking well – Italy

Our buyer David Berry Green takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Italy to shed light on those vintages which are coming into their prime right now… When approaching Italy, it’s probably best to divide the country up into three sections: North, Centre and South. The North’s key fine red-wine styles – Barbaresco, Barolo, Valpolicella […]