Most people who buy wine don’t really think about how the wines get from the winery to the shelf. It’s actually a very complicated business that involves several middlemen. But Brian Larky, founder of Dalla Terra Winery Direct, has managed to make it less complicated: he negotiates direct deals between Italian wineries and buyers in the states. This means good new for everyone interested in Italian wines. By cutting out the middlemen, the wines in the Dalla Terra portfolio are real values. Brian also picks choice wineries from important appellations in Italy. The lovely Soave from Inama, for example, practically redefines the Soave style, with dense minerality. The racy “Desiderio” Merlot from Avignonesi is a great wine to pair with Italian food. To discover more Dalla Terra wineries, visit their website at dallaterra.com. Cheers!