I am a wine writer and merchant and for the last 10 years I've been all over the world in search of fascinating wines. Along this incredible journey I've met amazing people who dedicate their lives to telling their inspiring stories through their wines, all authentic, rewarding, deeply personal expressions of their land.
And I want to share them with you . . . . Caputo Wines
Caputo Wines is my constantly evolving wine list that I offer for sale in the UK. Some of them are brought in directly from the grower and others are wines I've picked up from small UK agents and importers. As you might expect, stocks vary but I am always happy to source wines on your behalf or indeed recommend something different.
Looking back I can gratefully say that the support of my customers and readers has allowed me to do some really cool things. I've made and bottled wine in the South of Italy, written a book in the Republic of Macedonia and given a lecture on the development of sustainable wine tourism on the top of a Kosovan mountain.
While on the road I've amassed countless memories that i'll never forget; supping white Port on the Douro, sleeping among old bush vines in Rioja and the smell of musty damp underground cellars in Champagne.
It all started a decade ago while tracing my family roots in Basilicata. My search led me to a small village in the heart of an amazing red wine region called Aglianico del Vulture DOC. I soon understood it to be a wine of incredible power and complexity grown on the slopes of an extinct volcano. I was hooked.
I've since built a professional career tasting, writing, retailing, judging and consulting. While communicating with winemakers around the world each day I seek to pass on my knowledge through a curated selection of wines, regular wine tasting events, and various published guides and articles all over the internet.
If you are passionate about wine or just keen to learn more please feel to get in touch. This club is for you.