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    The great Etna landgrab

    This article is also published in the Financial Times. See also my detailed tasting notes . Italy has no shortage of official wine territories…

    15 Nov 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Etna and other Sicilians

    Amid the doom and gloom surrounding Italy’s 2014 grape harvest, there is one wine region where growers are extremely pleased with their 2014 vintage –…

    13 Nov 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Etna's ethereal 2013s

    Italy’s fondness for en primeur tastings continues unabated (see, for example, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Nebbiolo Prima, etc, etc).…

    8 Sep 2014 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Sicily gets it

    A generic tasting of Sicilian wine has become an annual fixture on London's wine calendar. The event is organised by the Istituto Regionale Vini e…

    11 Feb 2014 Walter Speller
  • Article Wines of the week

    Planeta 2012 Etna Bianco

    From €11.50, £14.50 Find this wine I spent last Friday night in St Michael's Church, Bath, hosting a wine tasting for…

    20 Dec 2013 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Wines of the week

    Terre Nere Rosato 2011 Etna

    From €13.50, $17.99, 129 Swedish krone, 1,010 roubles, £85 a dozen in bondFind this wineHere's a rosé to drink in a snowstorm, so solid, intriguing…

    9 Nov 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Fires ravage Etna vineyards

    8 Aug - Barbara Santilli adds, 'Although It's still hard to assess the damage, Andrea says we lost about 20% of the 2012 production; from…

    7 Aug 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Foti of Etna revisited

    Last year I reported on Salvo Foti, one of Etna's most prominent consultant oenologists, and especially his stance on ambient yeasts (as can be…

    7 Aug 2012 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Some Etna classics

    See this Guide to our Sicilian week. This is the finale of Walter Speller's series on Sicily, published this week. Starting with Etna - should…

    6 May 2011 Walter Speller
  • Article Inside information

    Etna's endangered yeasts

    See this Guide to our Sicilian week. The penultimate article in Walter Speller's series on Sicily, published this week. Other articles include…

    5 May 2011 Walter Speller
  • Article Inside information

    Etna - a change in the rules

    This is the second in the series of articles by Walter Speller on Sicily, Italian wine's hotspot, that we are publishing all this week. Following on…

    3 May 2011 Walter Speller
  • Article Inside information

    Etna - should it be DOCG?

    See this Guide to our Sicilian week. This is the first of a series of articles by Walter Speller on Sicily, Italian wine's hotspot, that we will be…

    2 May 2011 Walter Speller
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    Etna - the burgundy of the Mediterranean?

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See also tasting notes on nearly 60 Etna wines. One of the most…

    5 Apr 2008 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Eating around Etna

    This article was also published in the Financial Times.As the waiter in the Osteria Antica Marina in Catania, Sicily, a 15 minute drive from the…

    5 Apr 2008 Nick Lander
  • Article Videos

    Sicilian video 5

    Those of you with extremely good hearing and sufficient persistence to watch the entire fourth video may have heard Andrea Franchetti referring to the…

    4 Apr 2008 Jancis Robinson