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It's what's in the bottle that counts.

This page is dedicated to you. Guiding you through the various regions, grape varieties and other interesting technicalities of the making, and drinking, of our wonderful portfolio of wines.

Keep an eye out as we continually update this page, helping you dive into our wonderful world of wine.

Historic buildings in Montepulciano, Italy
Holly's Tuscan Adventure
A two-day Tuscan adventure...

It's always a treat to meet with our producers and see their winemaking in action, so I was delighted to visit Cantina Crociani and the Donatella Colmbini estates in early October.

Bottle of Col Fondo in warehouse
How Sparkling Wine is Made
We are all somewhat familiar with English Sparkling but what is Col Fondo? We thought we would take the opportunity to explain all the different types of Sparkling Wine and how they differ.
Vines in leaf against blue sky
Introducing Bodegas Luzon...
We are very excited to introduce our new producer from Jumilla, Spain, showcasing the best the region has to offer, with four great wines.
Italy Courtyard
Vinitaly – Spotlight on Italy 
This year the buying team went to Vinitaly, the grand Italian wine fair held in Verona, which just seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year with 2023 offering 16 halls to explore.
South Africa
South Africa: Beyond Braiis and Biltong
A country offering delicious wine paired with amazing people...
Balestri Valda Wines
A Buyer’s jaunt around Veneto
It was a pleasure to be back in Verona for Vinitaly after a two-year hiatus (we all know why so let’s not get into that!).
Women in Wine
Women in Wine
If you have been following our social media channels, you will have seen that we have been running training sessions for our team via zoom during lockdown. For my latest session, I was asked to focus on women in wine.
Portrait of Laibach Family
#EllisSupportsSA: Laibach Vineyards
Until the end of this week, we are still donating £1 for every 6 bottles purchased from any of our five family-owned wineries to Hospitality Action, the UK charity which s
De Wet Family
#EllisSupportsSA: De Wetshof Estate
South Africa's ban on domestic sales has since been lifted but they still need our support which is why we are supporting the South African wine industry with our