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Just what are the new Chianti guidelines about?!

By C&C's Portfolio Ambassador, Peter McCombie MW Earlier this year the Consorzio of Chianti Classico  agreed to a proposal to divide the historic wine region into 11 subzones, or official additional geographical units, named in Italian unità geografiche aggiuntive (UGAs). But what does this really mean, both for producers, their winemakers, and consumers? Our Portfolio Ambassador Peter McCombie MW

Just what are the new Chianti guidelines about?!2021-10-18T13:28:08+00:00

Rioja Wine Month – In discussion with Bodegas Sonsierra’s Rafa Usoz

Founded in 1962, and named ‘Cooperative of the Year’ by Tim Atkin MW in his Rioja Special Report 2019 & 2021, Bodegas Sonsierra is the best-known producer in San Vincente de la Sonsierra, the most awarded wine producing town in Rioja and Spain. With over 1,500 vineyards, ranging from 400–750 metres above sea level, the winery either directly

Rioja Wine Month – In discussion with Bodegas Sonsierra’s Rafa Usoz2021-10-13T16:22:52+00:00

September Featured Producer Tasting – DAOU Family Estates

Following our first two successful virtual tasting events hosted by our producers and C&C's Portfolio Ambassador Peter McCombie MW, on Tuesday 21st September we were delighted to host our third monthly Featured Producer Virtual tasting, this time featuring our multi award-winning Californian agency DAOU Family Estates. Peter hosted the event with Daniel Daou, who in addition to founding

September Featured Producer Tasting – DAOU Family Estates2021-09-22T17:00:18+00:00

Getting to Grips with Garnacha

C&C's Portfolio Ambassador, Peter McCombie MW examines the merits of this often overlooked variety, and speaks to renowned Aragon-based Garnacha expert and leading winemaker, Jorge Navascués.. These days it seems we want more authenticity, especially when we eat and drink. Yet, when it comes to wine, international grapes can seem ubiquitous, especially in the

Getting to Grips with Garnacha2021-09-22T16:27:39+00:00

August Featured Producer Tasting – Tenuta Sette Ponti

Following our first successful virtual tasting hosted by Caterina Sartarelli and Peter McCombie MW in July, on Tuesday 17th August C&C Wines hosted its second monthly featured producer tasting. In August, this featured one of our key Italian agencies – leading Tuscan producer Tenuta Sette Ponti, whose wines are some of the highest awarded and revered from the

August Featured Producer Tasting – Tenuta Sette Ponti2021-08-23T14:48:20+00:00

Meet Our Newest Winemakers – Wolfgang Tratter & Lorenzo Landi

We are excited to have recently been appointed the UK agent for two outstanding Italian wineries: Alto Adige’s Kellerei St Pauls and Sicily’s Assuli winery, both of which are thriving under the direction of their highly skilled and knowledgable winemakers. Wolfgang Tratter brings a wealth of experience and passion to St Pauls, fusing traditional winemaking techniques with modern

Meet Our Newest Winemakers – Wolfgang Tratter & Lorenzo Landi2021-08-12T14:30:42+00:00
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