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  • Article Inside information

    DOC Sicilia is a (highly disputable) fact

    The Comitato Nazionale Vini, Italy's national wine commision dealing with all proposals regarding designations, has approved the new DOC Sicilia. As…

    4 Jul 2011 Walter Speller
  • Article Wines of the week

    VeroVini IGT Sicilia

    Not (yet?) available outside Italy, alas. Checking over our wines of the week so far this year, I see that the most popular single type of wine has…

    10 Jun 2011 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Sicilian week - a guide

    Below is a guide to all the articles on Sicily published on this site this week. We hope you enjoyed some of my insights into the fast-changing…

    6 May 2011 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

    Sicilia DOC? And Brand Nero d'Avola

    See this Guide to our Sicilian week. This series of articles by Walter Speller on Sicily, Italian wine's hotspot, also includes Etna - should…

    4 May 2011 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Sicilia en primeur 2011

    See this Guide to our Sicilian week. These tasting notes accompany a series of articles by Walter Speller on Sicily, Italian wine's hotspot,…

    4 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
  • Article Inside information

    Marsala loses its champion

    Last Friday, Marco De Bartoli, Marsala wine's undisputed leader and one of the most admired wine personalities in Italy, died at the age of 66 after a…

    21 Mar 2011 Walter Speller
  • Article Wines of the week

    COS Ramí 2009 Sicilia

    From €10.60, US$23.44, £13.80 Find this wine   You may remember my rather gushing review of Cos Frappato 2008 IGT Sicilia  earlier this year,…

    31 Aug 2010 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Inside information

    Sicilia en primeur

    See Walter's tasting notes on 75 Sicilian wines shown at this year's en primeur tasting. While the dust of Bordeaux 2009 en primeur has yet to…

    4 May 2010 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Sicily today - a tasting audit

    The following tasting notes and observations on about 75 fine wines made at this year's presentation of Sicilian wines en primeur are divided by grape…

    4 May 2010 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Cerasuolo di Vittoria - Sicily's DOCG

    Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Sicily's first (and so far only) DOCG in a sea of vino da tavola and a handful of osbcure, but potentially very interesting…

    20 Apr 2010 Walter Speller
  • Article Inside information

    DOC Sicilia proposed

    At this year's Sicilia En Primeur 2010 event, of which more later, featuring the wines of 65 Sicilian producers grouped together under the Assovini…

    19 Apr 2010 Walter Speller