Buying Guides

A 5-post collection

Buying Guide: 10 of the best Aglianico del Vulture DOC

Aglianico del Vulture is one of the most distinctive wines in Italy and yet gets very little attention on international markets. Its Nebbiolo like character has consistently drawn comparisons and while those in Piedmont refer to it as the Barolo of the South, those in the Vulture area are quite »

Buying Guide: Campi Flegrei DOC (Campania, Italy)

If you are a producer of Campi Flegrei wines and would like to get in touch with me, please don't hesitate. Contact me. Campi Flegrei is one of the lesser known DOCs in the southern region of Campania, but nevertheless, in recent years this little Neapolitan enclave has thrown out »

Buying Guide: Rep. Macedonia - 10 wines not to miss

The Republic of Macedonia continues to pick up new followers of the country's intriguing wines. Although much of the international enthusiasm can be put down to the fact that Macedonia is still an undiscovered wine territory, there is more than just novelty value going on here; a modest range of »

Buying Guide: English Sparkling Wine

English sparkling wines have undoubtedly come of age. Backed by supermarket listings and large scale industry promotion, the interest in English sparkling wines has exploded in recent years. . . . and rightly so. Many are very very good and give more than a good account of themselves when tasted blind alongside Champagne. »

Buying Guide: Georgian Wines

Georgia is becoming increasingly popular as a source of interesting wines made from local, often unknown and unpronounceable grape varieties. Many of them are natural wines fermented underground in the country's traditional clay amphora known as Kvevris. I've put together this brief guide to point out some of the most »