Tag: Italy

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, […]

What to drink in 2015: Italy

Chris Pollington, Private Account Manager in our Fine Wine team and Italy Specialist, reports on the bottles from Italy to unearth from your cellar and drink this year. Most of the great  Italian reds from the wonderful 2004 vintage are now coming of age and beginning to drink very well, a decade and a few […]

The last word in festive wines – part four

Chris Pollington and Martyn Rolph of our Fine Wine team find no shortage of exciting wines to savour this Christmas from Italy and Spain Chris Pollington on Italy What I choose to drink with the main Christmas meal has changed over the 20 years or so that I’ve been in the wine trade. The medium […]

Franciacorta: a threat to Champagne’s throne?

Sophie Thorpe, a member of our Marketing team, espouses the virtues of all that effervesces in Italy’s wine industry and discovers it’s not all about the Prosecco As far as the Italian sparkling wine category is concerned, Prosecco is the dominant style, thanks to its easy-drinking nature and association with Giuseppe Cipriani’s fêted cocktail, the […]