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Regional profile: Etna, Sicily
An influx of growers and winemakers over recent decades has meant that the vinous potential of Etna's unique volcanic terroir is finally being fully realised. Exciting times, says Simon Woolf.
Vine growing on remote Italian island gets UNESCO heritage status
A grapevine growing technique handed down through centuries of generations on the island of Pantelleria after it was settled by the Phoenicians has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.
Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest
Summer rain has left winemakers across northern Italy facing difficult conditions for the 2014 harvest, but while many still remain optimistic there are higher hopes further south in the country.
Italy's 10 most exciting wine styles
The styles, regions and vintages every wine lover should know about
Sicily's big brand dilemma
Has Italy’s biggest commercial success come at a price? carla capalbo looks at Sicily’s dilemma: the lucrative route of bulk wine and international varieties or the promotion of local varieties and regional terroirs
Sicily: hot stuff
Sicily’s heat once meant its wines were big, ripe and alcoholic, but no longer. As CARLA CAPALBO discovers, the best Sicilian reds are now highly drinkable
Puglia & Sicily : The New Affordable California
Some critics have labelled Puglia and Sicily ‘the new California’ for their ripe and fruit-forward wines. Nick Dumergue explores the wines from these up-and-coming southern regions at a new trade event in Italy, and picks his favourites.
Mafia vineland given to coops in Sicily
Corleone may be a name more synonymous with Al Pacino than Nerello Cappuccio, but it is in this Sicilian village that confiscated mafia land is being given over to wine production.
Depardieu moves into Sicily
French film star Gerard Depardieu and his partner Carole Bouquet are producing one of Sicily's top red wines with a leading Sicilian producer.
Simply Red singer Hucknall buys into Sicily
Millionaire pop star Mick Hucknall is set to buy vineyard land on Sicily to produce 'the best red wine in the world.'