For those who love Italian wine there is no better place to start that journey than with the wines of Castello Banfi.

It’s 3,000ha estate, with one-third devoted to vines, has the Castello at the centre of the estate, and was historically known as Poggio alle Mura, meaning walled hilltop. They produce premium wines using state-of-the-art research and working practices combined with a profound respect for the land and people from which they come. Banfi has vineyards in […]

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Oz Clarke on Appellation Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2021 – ‘The stuff’s fantastic!’

I almost feel as though 2021 is the year when Marlborough re-discovered its soul. Too many recent vintages, particularly of Sauvignon Blanc, have yielded too many rather aimless wines that seemed unsure of what they were trying to achieve, or wines that seemed almost perversely determined to deny the fabulously enticing fruit quality that wine lovers […]

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