Apparently I am a little late onto the Christmas list, so I thought I would start by flicking through the last four efforts; the first thing I noticed is that the font has got bigger, so has the selection. The next thing was that I had used the same image twice, not in successive years but I may be loosing it a little. More importantly each is a bit more clear and recently a bit lighter too (strictly in deference to Royal Mail’s charges). So while my eyesight and memory may occasionally let me down, I do think the quality of the selections is more ruthless than ever. If you would like a copy of the list when it is released, please contact me – it is a veritable smorgasbord of Italian vinous titbits.