Tag: Sicily

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

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 […]

One man’s perpetual drive for quality

As we unveil our annual offering from the length and breadth of Italy, Juel Mahoney (otherwise known as Wine Woman & Song) recounts the story of Marco de Bartoli, the man who changed Marsala’s fortunes. Marco de Bartoli is a small traditional winery on the westernmost point of Sicily, in the wine-shipping town of Marsala. As […]

Sicily in stills

Returning from an arduous trip to Sicily with our award-winning photographer Jason Lowe, our Creative Director Geordie Willis supplies a selection of snap-shots, capturing the region in still life. It is a sad fact that wine is made in some of the most beautiful places around the world, often by some of the most fascinating […]