Pol Roger UK has signed an exclusive agreement with esteemed Brunello estate Biondi Sandi making the company the sole distributor of its wines in the UK.
Former president of Banfi Vintners Harry Mariani, who helped introduce Americans to Italian wine, has died in New York aged 78.
A selection of Tuscan reds, including a “baby Brunello” and New World Rieslings, make it into this week’s roundup.
South African winemakers have taken new steps to help prevent wine fraud.
Police in Italy have seized 160,000 litres of Tuscan wines labelled falsely as Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.
A “wine war” has kicked off in Italy after winemakers were warned too many vineyards could be damaging to the environment.
The Montalcino region has faced some problems in the past, but these days local winemakers can accentuate the positive.
The Tuscan wine consultant on his beloved vinyl collection, the importance of doing what you love, and drinking Barolo with Woody Allen.
Will Lyons picks “an interesting example of the food friendly wine made in Uruguay right now” and Jessica Yadegaran recommends “a truly yummy Pinot Noir”.
With summer on the horizon Olly Smith recommends a red with a “wondrous lift of freshness” while Hamish Anderson picks out a wine “made for sipping outside on a hot day”.
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