Italy in flux


At the recent MW Symposium in Florence, David Gleave MW of Liberty Wines was moderator of the session devoted to high-profile Italian producers. His long experience of dealing with Italy clearly made him wary of promising to stick to timings and he warned us he was not sure he could 'manage the individuality and creativity of these Italians'.

Piero Antinori, who, in his role in the Grandi Marchi organisation of 19 of the Italian great and good played such an important role in hosting this event in Florence, kicked off. His most interesting observation was that a good 20%...