Category: Italian Wine

Secondary statistics: Italy and Spain

Following on from our report on the secondary market for Burgundy, Fine Wine Sales Manager Matthew Tipping takes a look at sales of fine wine from Spain and Italy on BBX, our wine broking exchange; identifying the vintages, regions and producers most in demand. Diversification in the fine wine market has been a significant trend […]

When it comes to grapes, should we go native? Yea

Following on from yesterday’s post advocating the use of international varietals, Oliver Barton argues that we should embrace the richness and diversity of indigenous grapes. Who wants a burger when abroad? We are living in a world increasingly dominated by bland globalization; with the same companies popping up to make all cities look alike. We […]

The rise of the Super Tuscans – and the response

In the second extract from our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine, Chris Pollington – Italy Specialist – describes how the arrival of French grapes in Tuscany produced a clutch of new wines – and helped to spark a revival of the region’s indigenous varieties. Sangiovese, the great indigenous grape of Tuscany, is heralded today […]

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, […]