Tag: brunello

Shop talk: bulldozers and Brunello

Will Lyons talks wine with Alexander McCall Smith – author of the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, an old friend and a new client, considering the bond that is formed over bottles. It was a particularly frustrating experience with a car rental at Rome airport that finally persuaded Alexander McCall Smith to pen his latest […]

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, […]

Variety is the spice of life

Well , with all the focus on Bordeaux and the headlines that will be emanating from there this week , I thought it might surprise you that my mind has been elsewhere over recent weeks.  Now I love the wines of Bordeaux but I would always put Burgundy as my first love; however it is […]