Tag: Italy

Sicily’s time in the sun

A new generation of winemakers has transformed Sicily’s reputation, proving the potential of the island’s extraordinary terroir. Here our Buyer for the region, Katherine Dart MW explains why Sicily – and Mount Etna in particular – is worthy of your attention In winemaking terms, Etna is developing a reputation for fresh, defined, age-worthy wines; for […]

Beyond Barolo and Brunello

Tuscany and Piedmont may produce Italy’s most famous bottles, but they aren’t the only areas creating serious reds. Here, Chris Pollington highlights just a few of the other Italian regions making age-worthy wines Over the last 10 years, there has been a gradual, but undeniable, increase in the interest in Italian wines, to the point […]

Piedmont’s “other” wines

Just returned from Piedmont, Assistant Buyer Chloe Dale-Harris espouses the virtues of the region’s lesser known varieties, considering the charm of Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis Barolo and Barbaresco are arguably the wines that put Piedmont on the map. Made from the elegant and powerful Nebbiolo grape, they have helped to develop Italy’s reputation for fine […]

The Barolo of the South

Confirmed Italophile Chris Pollington looks back on his vinous journey, from first taste of Tuscany to a quest for the new and unusual, singing the praises of his current grape of choice: Aglianico, the South’s answer to Nebbiolo. It’s now over 30 years since I took my first wine exam and almost 20 years since […]