From all my travels round the country I know Italy has got what it takes with its treasure trove of native grapes and glorious diversity of regional styles. Getting the message through is something else, and between the vineyard and the retail shelf or restaurant list much is lost in translation.
“Change is the only constant,” mused the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and that has certainly never been more apt than in the current drinking and dining scene.
Diversity in Rioja’s perfect 10 line-up
We’ve criss-crossed the continent to cover four countries this year, and while some are ongoing, others are distinctly new.
Spain Supplement: Stirring up a great debate Subscription
Terroir is a word that crops up frequently throughout this supplement. This, perhaps, comes as little surprise given the debates that are raging in Rioja, among Cava producers and elsewhere in Spanish DOs over a movement pressing for greater focus on site-specific wines and the clear labelling and promotion of the quality that implies.
Welcome to our autumn issue of Drinks Wholesaler, which is packed with the usual medley of analysis, insights, viewpoints and features, plus original research into the wine market, commissioned and shared by Crown Cellars, appearing for the first time here.
Analysis: Soave has evolved Subscription
Greek wines make headway in the UK Subscription