Wine starts in the vineyard, but it’s people who craft it, and this selection is a celebration of some of the finest winemakers in Italy.
This is my first Italian selection for The Wine Society. In getting ready to take over buying the wines of this beautiful place, I’ve spent the past year travelling the country with my predecessor Sebastian Payne MW. We visited growers in Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmont, Alto Adige, Abruzzo, Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata… I think our record was five regions in as many days!
Whether one of the wonderful winemakers Sebastian has worked with or a new find, it’s these growers’ talent and hard work we rely on to bring you the country’s most exciting and authentic wines, and I hope you’ll enjoy exploring the fruits of their labours.