Harry Eyres

Italian red wine: The start of the affair

How Harry Eyres fell in love with the reds of Tuscany, Piedmont, Sardinia and Sicily

I was taught to admire and respect, even revere, the great red wines of France: the growths of Bordeaux, the crus of Burgundy, Hermitage, Côte Rotie. No one taught me to admire Italian red wines; I simply fell in love with them.

The prelude to the affair was a wine tasting hosted by the occasional group of shippers and experts called Forum Vinorum in London in 1987, masterminded by Nicholas Belfrage MW.

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