The shop will be closed 1st to the 8th of January with our last order date for Christmas delivery being the 18th December.
Cunning Anchovy Wines
My name is Antonio Rizzo, I am a qualified winemaker and viticulturalist. I have been making wine for other people since around 2006. I have made wine in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, France, England, Cornwall, Catolonia, the Azores and Mexico. Some have been small wineries, some have been huge. All of them have produced good quality wines and I have spent my time sharing experience with some of the best winemakers in the world.
Those of us wishing to grow our own vines and make our own wine need to have an enormous amount of money to buy land, plant vines and buy winery equipment. Apart from those family wineries and vineyards that have been passed on through generations. winemaking is no longer the premise of farmers but of gentlemen or women of what have made their fortunes in other areas.
It can be very difficult for a winemaker like myself (and there are many of us) to set up on their own as land is expensive and difficult to come by. So, in the first instance, The Cunning Anchovy is about finding an alternative method to be able to make a wine under my own label with the best quality grapes that I can find.