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  • Article Wines of the week

    Denatile Nero d'Avola/Shiraz 2015 IGT Terre Siciliane

    From £6.50, €5.85, 59 Danish krone Find this wine I'm writing this on the first day of summer, and as I sit in south-west London with the heating…

    1 Jul 2016 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Tasting articles

    Walter's mixed Italians - central and south

    This the second half of a collection of tasting notes that don't fit into one of Walter's thematic articles. See also Walter's mixed Italians - north.…

    23 May 2016 Walter Speller
  • Article Wines of the week

    Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato 2014 IGP Terre Siciliane

    From €7.75, $10.79, £7.99, AU$19.99, DKK 99, CA$20.27, NOK 134.90 Find this wine This unassuming bottle of wine, with a label that wouldn't look out…

    16 Oct 2015 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Free for all

    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 Nick on restaurants

    To Food Street Catania and beyond

    This article is also published in the Financial Times.The Cataniese go to great lengths to ensure that your arrival at the city on the east coast of…

    1 Nov 2014 Nick Lander
  • Article Tasting articles

    Sicily and the south - a selection

    Yet more Italy today. Nick and I have just returned from a long weekend in eastern Sicily, where vine growers,…

    22 Oct 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

    Consistently Cornelissen

    I first met Frank Cornelissen at a very informal tasting and dinner in London in May 2011 - the informality and the dinner courtesy of David Harvey of…

    10 Jun 2014 Julia Harding MW
  • 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 Don't quote me

    2013 books - Europe

    Paul O'Doherty reviews the latest crop of wine books. The World of Sicilian Wine Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino University of California…

    2 Jan 2014 Guest contributor
  • 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 Tasting articles

    Centopassi - breaking the silence

    I am always a little reluctant to make any reference to the mafia in my reports on Italy. Not that I try to deny its existence, but I am far from…

    5 Aug 2013 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Sicilia en primeur 2013 – the final leg

    See Sicily in 2013 - a guide for links to all related articles.After my exhilarating adventures in Messina and Mamertino, followed by an impressive…

    17 Jul 2013 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Tasca d’Almerita comes full circle

    Cheek gets you everywhere. At least that is what I thought for a moment when I contacted Alberto Tasca d’Almerita (pictured below, on the phone) with…

    2 Jul 2013 Walter Speller