Tag: Italy

Your essential guide to Prosecco

The nation’s favourite fizz, Prosecco, is subject to some snobbery, but can, when it’s done well, be absolutely delicious. As our new own-label Prosecco hits the shelves, Alexis Self offers a rundown of everything you need to know about this much maligned 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

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 […]

Our top 5 classic Italian grapes

Italy’s extraordinary vinous diversity can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. These five classic grape varieties are an excellent place to start your vinous adventure, being behind many of the country’s most famous wine styles Glera: Glera is the dominant grape behind Britain’s favourite sparkling wine: Prosecco. Up until 2009, its name was synonymous with […]