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Italian heavyweights
27 Sep 2010 by Jancis Robinson
In Notes from the IMW AGM I outlined the structure of the Istituto del Vino Italiano di Qualità - Grandi Marchi, Italy's six-year-old group of 17 top producers. They were in London earlier this month to present some of their wines at a tasting to celebrate their new sponsorship of the Institute of Masters of Wine. I must say that I really, really enjoyed this tasting. In the UK (in stark contrast to the US and German-speaking countries) we don't see nearly enough of Italy's best wines, however hard the likes of the UK importers who take a particular interest in Italy such as Berry Bros, Justerini & Brooks, LIberty and...

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