Category: Italian Wine

Italy 2011: ripe and (almost) ready

As we release the 2011 vintage from Italy, Chris Pollington – Italy Specialist and Private Account Manager – reports on how the country’s various regions fared, and what you can expect from the wines. After the great highs and lows of the 2010 vintage in Italy, 2011 saw a return to more homogenised normality; lovely, […]

One man’s perpetual drive for quality

As we unveil our annual offering from the length and breadth of Italy, Juel Mahoney (otherwise known as Wine Woman & Song) recounts the story of Marco de Bartoli, the man who changed Marsala’s fortunes. Marco de Bartoli is a small traditional winery on the westernmost point of Sicily, in the wine-shipping town of Marsala. As […]

Italian wine, ancient and modern

Today heralds the release of our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine. Over the coming months we will be publishing extracts from the book, offering you an exclusive look inside its pages. Here we post David Berry Green’s reflection on how Italian wine got from the Etruscans to the current day. After decades – centuries even – in […]

Sicily in stills

Returning from an arduous trip to Sicily with our award-winning photographer Jason Lowe, our Creative Director Geordie Willis supplies a selection of snap-shots, capturing the region in still life. It is a sad fact that wine is made in some of the most beautiful places around the world, often by some of the most fascinating […]