About Wine Routes and Paul Caputo
This website is for anyone who loves wine. It is a growing collection of my reports, reflections and notes taken from my work as a professional wine critic. As you might expect, the best work is to be found behind a pay wall but at just £20 for a yearly subscription I believe it represents excellent value. You can read more or sign up here
I started out 10 years ago after tracing my family heritage back to a small vineyard in Basilicata. Surrounded by Aglianico vines I spent three months living in a tiny village, absorbing the culture of the region, its people, its food and of course its wines. On returning to England I set about studying everything I could and soon found myself importing small quantities of wines from small, boutique growers. Presenting them to anyone that would listen around Chester, my adventures continued, leading me to ship my own Aglianico del Vulture. After a few years though it became clear that growing an internet retail business wasn't what I wanted to do. Instead my passions were to be found in telling the stories behind the wines and the often great people that make them. And so, after a period of study, endless travel and a lot of reflection on how to share my knowledge and experiences, this website was born.