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dark sunglasses required: sexy Sicilian wine



There’s a stuffy image to the wine industry. It’s where middle-aged men with cigars who imagine themselves out every night patting strippers on the bum between glugs of Bordeaux as they discuss wine like stock prices.

Sicilian wines are not for them.

There’s also the people who go to the supermarket on the way home from work, get home and perfunctorily open a bottle to watch television for a few hours before going to sleep to do it all again the next day.

Sicilian wines are not for them, either.

Sicilian wines are


For the first time in ages, I had the Planeta Cometa Fiano and I felt about it exactly as I always did: affable, over-the-top glamorous, completely unpretentious and overall just delicious. If Dolce & Gabbana had a wine then it would be close to this.

This is effortless Sicilian style. On a grey London day, I wanted to reach for my dark sunglasses to pour it. The colour is golden straw like mid-afternoon sunshine by the beach. It had a glamourous wave of wild honey, Sicilian oranges, tropical fruit with a mouth-wateringly dry, cleansing freshness of minerality in its core. It’s a wine of grand gestures over a tablecloth of fine Sicilian lace.

Looking at the latest collection from Dolce & Gabbana with all their Sicilian lace, white wines from Sicily are the perfect wine for summer style. Or, if you simply don’t have the sun this Summer BRING IT.

Image: Anna dello Russo wearing Dolce & Gabbana