how we choose the wines in our store
SMALL & HIGH QUALITY
You won't find wines from the large commercial wineries in our selection. We select wines from smaller wineries, prevalently family run, and of exceptional quality. We love wines that have a sort of "story" behind them and that reflect this soul in the taste - so that we may transmit to you not just what is good and wholesome but also the passion of a winemaker.
We select with an eye on wineries that work in a sustainable way, whether certified organic or not. Wines that don't contain additives other than a minimal amount of sulphites to ensure that it'll last its due time for ageing in your cellar or wine fridge.
Although we have a small airconditioned wine shop in Florence, we prefer not to sit on the wine for too long. We keep a very small stock and reorder when necessary. This means that the wines stay inside the wineries until the time we buy it in and hence ages in the best possible conditions.
SMALL & UNIQUE SELECTION
We really don't care about having a huge selection of wines, as long as what we've got is great, unique and extremely tasty. We also really don't care about carrying the most famous or expensive brands. Our selection is about finding what is not so well known and what is not so easy to get your hands on once outside of Tuscany.
Shipping in styrofoam to ensure the quality of your products is maintained & insurance, of course, comes at a high price, but we include it in the price of the products so there's no extra shipping charge at the end of your shopping. For this reason, we only ship by the case (12 bottles), to sustain the shipping cost. Providing we've got all the products ordered, shipping usually takes 4/6 weeks.