Tag: Italy

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 […]

Tasting Italy: day two in Piedmont

The second day of Vanessa’s Italian tasting trip takes her into La Morra, where the superlative wines are hard to better. We began our day in La Morra, first visiting Trediberri and then Roberto Voerzio. Davide Voerzio took us into one of the estates five vineyards and explained its low-yield philosophy. In order to maximize […]

A Tale of Two Sicilies (part one)

David Berry Green, our buyer for, and resident of, Italy, recently embarked on a journey through the light and shade of Sicilian winemaking to curate his latest offer. In part one of his blog, he brings to life the vinous history of this enticing isle. It’s black and white really. Not just the differences between […]

Lightweight wines and heavyweight oxen go head to head in Piedmont

Forget mince pies and mulled wine. In the Piedmontese town of Carrù, ’tis the season for berry-bright Dolcetto and tripe, finds David Berry Green What’s the link between an overweight ox, il bue grasso, celebrated annually by the Piedmontese town of Carrù, and the slender (dare I say lightweight?) Dolcetto wine made by our newest […]