As part of our Fine Wines of Italy offer, we’re delighted to host our Italy Buyer Sarah Knowles MW here on the Community for an Ask Me Anything event!
New: AMA - Italian Fine Wine with Buyer Sarah Knowles MW, Tuesday 24th November, 1-2pm
@Sarah is our Wine Society Buyer for Italy, Champagne, USA and spirits, having joined our Buying department in 2013.
Browse our Italian Fine Wine offer on our website here:
A note from Sarah:
"Italy is unparalleled in the opportunity it offers to buy a wide variety of fine wines that overdeliver across a range of prices and styles rarely seen from one country; wines that are characterful young but often capable of ageing wonderfully, and that won’t break the bank.
Here I wanted to highlight a number of regions and winemakers that have excited me this year. From the new releases from three of Chianti Classico’s top names to a more exploratory look at the fine wines of Sicily, there is, I believe, a wine (or more!) for everyone here.
I honestly believe that Italy’s fine wines currently offer exceptional additions to even well-stocked cellars, as well as to winter evenings this year.
The strong sense of Italian campanilismo (hometown pride) has meant that, over some 4,000 years of grape growing, each local region, sub region, town or hamlet has made a speciality of their indigenous grapes, becoming masters of more than 100 different varieties (at a conservative estimate!). That’s why, when you taste so many of Italy’s most prized wines – be it sangiovese in Tuscany or aglianico in Basilicata – you realise the wine could not come from anywhere else."
On Tuesday lunchtime, Sarah’s joining us for a Q&A to answer your questions on all things Italian Fine Wine - join us for an hour and maybe even bring a glass of something Italian along!
How to take part
Please send us your questions in advance, by replying to this topic - or just log in to the Community before 1pm on Tuesday and there’ll be a ‘ LIVE FROM 1PM: Italian Fine Wine with Buyer Sarah Knowles MW ’ topic where the event will take place. The chat will be in written format - like a regular topic here.
We hope you can make it along! Who’s planning on joining us?
- I’ll be there!
- I can’t make it, but I’ll send over a question in advance.