Having just returned from a visit to Sicily, I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce you to some of the island’s great wines. Truth is, I spent my time in Ragusa. And while I could write a whole tome on the wine, people and places I saw, that would be very Wine 301 – and we’re not going there yet.

Sicily, of course, is the giant island that lies off the toe (across the Strait of Messina) from the Italian mainland. In many ways Sicily is its own place, happy to go its own way according to its own rhythms; but when it comes to wine, there is something that is innately and undoubtedly Italian about Sicily’s finest.