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Like Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli on their Italy Unpacked BBC series, we are going to take you on a whistle-stop tour of this country, albeit with less art, more wine and not as many sexy shots of Giorgio. Long story short, Italy has it all. New to wine? Pinot Grigio and Prosecco will ease you in with the country’s characteristic friendly warmth. Looking to explore something a little more complex? The likes of Gavi and Sicilian Nero d’Avola will take you gently by the hand, as you foray a little further.

Want to go for the top-end, old-school, age-worthy big boys? Pick up a Barolo or a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and gawp in wonderment  like a tourist in the Sistine Chapel. There are so many weird and wonderful grape varieties and regions, that there is always something new to discover.

But, just because they have it all, the Italians are no strangers to innovation. They are constantly promoting lesser-known grapes, like Nero Mascalese grown on Mount Etna in Sicily, (one delicious example of which is the Tenuta delle Terre Nerrelo Mascalese - coming soon) and are also having fun with the ‘noble’ grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay et al.)

The final word on Italian wine? It’s incredibly food-friendly (“claro!” shout all the Italians). Why does it work so well with food? Because it’s nearly always acidic. Doesn’t sound great, we’ll admit, but balanced acidity is a highly desirable thing, especially when pairing with food, as it literally makes your mouth water and cuts through oils, which most dishes contain. Without it, wine just can’t stand up to food which, we all know, would be una tragedia terribile.

Grande Vino....

  • Falerio Saladini Pilastri 2016

    £9.50

    £9.50

    Made with the ancient trio of Trebbiano, Passerina and Pecorino, this chamomile and acacia-laced beaut is 100% organic and 100% lovely.
  • Primitivo Borgo dei Trulli 2016

    £13.75

    £13.75


    This rich Italian red is a bit like walking into your most-loved cafe.

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  • Amarone Ca’Rosa Italian Red Wine 2013

    Amarone Ca'Rosa 2013

    £25.50

    £25.50

    Amarone is about as full-flavoured and juicy as a red can get without help of fortification; very smooth and silky wi...
  • Cantine Settesoli Aglianico 2016

    Cantine Settesoli Le Sene Aglianico 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    Seven brothers used the money their father left them to plant a vineyard. New to such a venture, they called in a Fre...
  • Chianti Sogatia Italy Red Wine

    Chianti Sogatia 2014

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This is an impressively neat little bargain Chianti that's on the bodysome, flavoursome side of this classic Italian ...
  • Denatile Nero D'Avola Shiraz Italian Red Wine

    Denatile Nero D'Avola Shiraz 2016

    £6.75

    £6.75

    Deep red in colour, rich and well balanced. The bouquet is fruity, floral and spicy, with hints of vanilla and tobacc...
  • Fattoria Bagnolo Chianti Colli Fiorentini Red Wine

    Fattoria Bagnolo Chianti Colli Fiorentini Riserva 2014

    £21.00

    £21.00

    Do you remember in the 70s (probably not, you're probably a spritely young gent/madam) when Brits used to think of Ch...
  • Gaja Dagromis Barolo Red Wine

    Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2013

    £58.00

    £58.00

    Nick Cave to Kylie Minogue: "Do you know where the wild roses grow, so sweet, scarlet and free?" Well, Angelo Gaja th...
  • Gavi Miganego White Wine from Italy

    Gavi Miganego 2013

    £7.75

    £7.75

    'Oranges and lemons say the bells of St Clements,' is how the old rhyme goes. The rhyme then proceeds to get extremel...
  • Gavi Produttori del Gavi White Wine Italian

    Gavi Produttori del Gavi 2016

    £9.75

    £9.75

    A daydream-awakening pinch of oneself may be needed when you see the price of this smart little Gavi. However the rea...
  • Gemma Barolo Italian Red Wine

    Gemma Barolo 2013

    £22.50

    £22.50

    'Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey, ooh, the more I get of you the stranger it feels, yeah'. Seal...
  • Gemma Moscato d'Asti Vigna Fiorita Italian White Wine

    Gemma Moscato d'Asti Vigna Fiorita 2015

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This Moscato is a soft, gentle and charmingly sweet white wine, but saved from being sickly by fresher, sage and citr...
  • Lambrusco Cialdini 2016

    Lambrusco Cialdini 2016

    £14.00

    £14.00

    If there’s one things those Italians do rather well it’s a good old renaissance. One second you’re in the dark age...
  • Message in a Bottle Red Wine By Sting

    Message in a Bottle 2013

    £16.00

    £16.00

    A wine made in Tuscany that comes from the estate owned by musician sting and producer Trudie Styler. The nos...
  • Murrina Primitivo 2013

    Murrina Primitivo 2013 *WEB EXCLUSIVE*

    £10.00

    £10.00

    We get a similar feeling from sipping on this wine as we do from watching an episode of Inspector Montalbano. ...
  • Negroamaro Salento Terra di Sava Red Wine

    Negroamaro Salento Terra di Sava 2013

    £9.50

    £9.50

    Conjure the image, if you will, of a long, oak table in a conservatory in Venice. It's after dinner, the table is lad...
  • Pecchenino San Luigi Bricco Botti Dolcetto di Dogliani 2013
    Like Romeo and Juliet or Antony and Cleopatra, Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani and lamb ragu were born to be with eac...
  • Cantina di Soave Pinot Grigio 'Della Rocca' White Wine

    Pinot Grigio Della Rocca 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    Della Rocca: it sounds like a kind of Italian strongman doesn't it? A muscle-clad, moustachioed hunk in silky red sho...
  • Pinot Grigio Rosé Della Rocca 2013

    Pinot Grigio Rosé Della Rocca 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    We don't know about you, but we get mildly irritated when we see pretty-in-pink, butter wouldn't melt in their mouth-...
  • Prosecco DOC Treviso Ca' Dei Noni NV

    Prosecco DOC Treviso Ca' Dei Noni 2014

    Now £9.60

    Was £12.00

    £9.60

    'Like a rainy day that is not wet/like a gambling fiend that does not bet/like Dracula without his fangs/like the boo...
  • Sassicaia 2014 Red Wine

    Sassicaia 2014

    £145.00

    £145.00

    Its creator, Mario Incisa Della Rochetta, first made the pioneering decision to plant cabernet sauvignon here in the ...
  • Stefanini Soave DOC Il Selese

    Stefanini Soave DOC Il Selese 2015

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Stefanini Soave is made from the Garganega grape. the regions indegeous varietal. The colour of the wine is straw yel...
  • Tannu Bianco Di Sicilia IGT Italian White Wine

    Tannu Bianco di Sicilia IGT 2014

    £9.50

    £9.50

    If you have a raw talent, let it shine. That's what we say. Subo had a talent, she let it shine: some would say the w...
  • Tannu Rosso Di Sicilia IGT Italian Wine

    Tannu Rosso Di Sicilia 2015

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This red is almost Tardis-like in its ability to transport its owner between worlds. Mercifully, unlike the Tardis, i...
  • Tenuta Chiccheri Valpolicella

    Tenuta Chiccheri Valpolicella 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    You couldn't make up some of the things people did before joining the wine trade. Troilus Hoplite-Gryppe, head of Ken...
  • Tenuta Chiccheri Valpolicella Superiore 2010

    Tenuta Chiccheri Valpolicella Superiore 2010

    £33.00

    £33.00

    When we tell you that Valpolicella is made using dried-up grapes left for ages in a box, it doesn't sound very nice, ...
  • Tenuta Vigneto Di Campo Delle Strie Amarone Della Valpolicella
    For most mortals, tasting a bottle of Amarone, especially one of this calibre, is a bit like how we imagine the Sprin...
  • Umani Ronchi Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2015 Italian Red Wine

    Umani Ronchi Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    Set against the picturesque Italian vineyards of Cupramontana, a powerful tale of age-old traditions and ancient land...
  • Verdicchio Classico Casal di Serra 2016 Italian White Wine

    Umani Ronchi Verdicchio Classico CaSal di Serra 2016

    £14.00

    £14.00

    The court at Cupramonta once employed a veritable troop of servants whose only job was to peel grapes for the indulge...
  • Valentini Monteregio Vivoli 2013

    Valentini Monteregio Vivoli 2013

    £18.50

    £18.50

    The Valentini winery is one of the oldest in all of Italy. Old enough to have hieroglyphs on their label. Let's just ...
  • Valpolicella Ripasso Ca'Rosa Red Wine

    Valpolicella Ripasso Ca'Rosa 2015

    £13.75

    £13.75

    Oh Mamma! What a smooth one this is. Get ready for some of the most over-worked wine adjectives in town hurtling thei...
  • Zensa Fiano 2013 Vintage Italian White Wine

    Zensa Fiano 2016

    £11.50

    £11.50

    In another life, we would quite like to have been an 18th century Italian fisherman, sailing the coast of Sicily for ...
  • Zensa Nero Troia 2015

    Zensa Nero Troia 2015

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Let us tell you about Nero di Troia, like everything else in the wine industry our tale begins in Ancient Greek myth....

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