London’s first Italian wine specialist opens (UK)
London’s first specialist Italian wine merchant has opened with the biggest selection of Italian wines in the country. Vini Italiani in the upmarket district of South Kensington is run by a group of Italian entrepreneurs and lists more than 500 wines from Italy. All 20 Italian regions are represented, with some 100 wines listed in each of Piedmont and Tuscany. Opening just before Christmas, co-founder Matteo Berlucchi told Decanter it was too early to have an idea of the popularity or otherwise of certain lines.