About 25 years Ian Steel was sat in a rented farmhouse in Tuscany drinking a bottle of, more than likely, Brunello di Montalcino and wondering where he could buy this quality of wine in the UK. By the time he got home a plan had been formulated. A trip to the Verona and Vinitaly the plan had arrived. For the Love of Wine would import great wines from the small Italian producers.
From then to now For the Love of Wine have been sourcing and bringing in interesting and unusual wines direct from Italian vineyards. Over this period of time we have developed a close working and, in some cases, a close friendship with some of the top Italian winemakers.
Today Nicola and Robert (Ian’s children) run the company. Ian has retired, well we say that, he now has a vineyard in Puglia to keep him busy. You can read about that in Our Suppliers section under Trullo Flaminio.
We continue to search out fantastic wines made by brilliant (and sometimes quite frankly slightly bonkers) winemakers. Many of whom, if not all, now run sustainable practices and run organic vineyards and wine making principles.
Please get in touch if you would like more information about our wines and delivery options.