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Uncorking a bottle of Giuseppe Sedilesu ‘Mamuthone’ 2013, quite literally, we opened ourselves to another world. Mamoiada in the heart of the mountainous Barbagia, north central Sardinia, not far from Nuoro. It’s the home of those ancient masked Mamuthones. It’s also Cannonau country.

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The Modern History of Italian Wine

SIMPLE….if there’s another history book of equal brilliance on the subject of Italian wine, then as yet we haven’t read it. Edited by the great Walter Filiputti himself, this newly published tome is in many ways a personal, indeed personable, record recounting first-hand how the early days of modern wine-making in Italy got itself one mother of an overhaul.

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