​Why can’t Sicily be more like the Rhône?


See also today's Rest of Italy assemblage in which there are some Sicilian tasting notes, and Walter's collection of tasting notes from this year's big showing in Sicily. 

Last April saw the 13th edition of Sicilia en primeur, a preview of the latest vintages of the 79 associated producers of Assovini Sicilia. 

Assovini Siciliana is a private association founded in 1998 with the sole purpose of elevating and promoting the quality of Sicilian wine, at a time when it was best known for its bulk wine, of which huge volumes were produced merely to pocket EU subsidies for distillation (see...