Beside helping small producers and getting better wine for your buck, there are also much more interesting regions to be discovered. Like Romania, where Ellison discovered Dagon Clan wines: low intervention and led by Burgundy maestro Mark Haisma, it blends local Fetească Albă and Negră with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir to make lush wines without the price tag of better-known regions. Look out for the Sandridge, the new 100 per cent Fetească Negră (£49.99) and ‘the best wine Romania has ever produced’, as Ellison ebulliently puts it.
He’s so keen for you to try it that Wanderlust will deliver to your door within an hour if you live in central London. Delivery costs a fiver, so it makes sense to stock up on biodynamic Romanian red…[spacer top=”20px”][/spacer]