For years we’ve been big fans of family owned and artisanal Italian wine. The variety, supreme punch of flavour especially when paired with food has always been its calling card!

So … with ‘salivating’ pleasure we introduce you to Buon Appetito Deli (

Michael Millar, the man behind Buon Appetito Deli and a good friend of Direct Wine Shipments has had a long love affair with Italy.

“My sister has been living in Italy for more than 40 years and over that time I have been a regular visitor to the country. As a food lover, I quickly fell for Italian cooking. Food and ingredients are as varied as the 20 different regions that make up Italy, but at the heart of Italian food I believe there are a couple of basic principles – great ingredients, treated with love, passion & generosity.

With this in mind, I have selected a wonderful range of food and ingredients from quality producers to give you an extensive Italian pantry stocked up with delicious products for you to choose from.”

We are delighted to suggest some of our extensive Italian range with his food selections.

Pizza DIY Kit
Terra Firma Nero d’Avola, Sicily
Production overseen by Master Of Wine, Michael Palij. Medium to full bodied, with juicy dark fruit and spice.

Try Something Different Kit 
Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé, Veneto
The new superstar rosé. The name 11 MINUTES refers to the duration of the skin contact. The grapes are pressed very slowly to enhance a soft, subtle style.  A 4 grape blend. Corvina was chosen for its floral aroma and acidity. Trebbiano brings elegance and a long aftertaste. Syrah gives fine fruit and spice notes and finally, Carmenère creates structure.
“91/100” (The Drinks Business)

The One with Risotto
Cecilia Beretta Luna Pinot Grigio, Veneto
The Cecilia Beretta family estate has been a centre for advanced agricultural studies since 1998. This has enabled the owners to use the latest techniques to make high quality wines from indigenous varieties. Their outstanding Pinot Grigio shows floral and almond notes, with ripe citrus fruit and a subtle minerality.

The Veggie one
Saladini Pilastri Falerio, Marche
Organic! Like a super charged Pinot Grigio. “Almost too good to be true: lively & full of fruit with more character than one has a right to expect at this price. Floral on the nose with apple and a faint herbal note the initial delicacy hides surprising body with healthy acidity..ideal with white meats or fish, and pasta. ” (Michael Palij Master of Wine)

The One with the Funny Sounding Pasta
Fattoria Basciano Chianti Rufina, Tuscany
95% Sangiovese. 5% Colorino. Deep ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Intense bouquet with berry, violet and fruit aromas. On the palate, full, round with excellent structure.
“GOLD MEDAL” (MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2020)

Desideri Cantucci
Fattoria di Basciano Vinsanto, Tuscany (37.5cl)
Antique gold colour with amber haues. Very intense, complex and persistant nose with dried fruits, vanilla, orange peel aromas and flavours, incense. On the palate sweet, full bodied, balanced and with a long finish.

Please note :

Food products are purchased through Buon Appetito Deli  & wines are purchased through Direct Wine Shipments