It was well worth a trip to Old Brompton Road to check out this newly opened, beautifully decorated shrine to Italian wines. Simone the managing sommelier kindly arranged an impromptu tasting. The highlight was a simply superb gewurztraminer from Alto Adige – so perfumed, like fresh crushed rose petals, and fine crisp balance. £24 a bottle, so a special one with Christmas dinner. Kiran and I must make another trip here. Also has a tasting room downstairs with a lovely selection of wine books.