Italian Wine

My love of Italian wine is rooted somewhere close to my love of breathing. Whilst working with a dear Italian friend many years ago, I was frequently exposed to the wonderful, passionate world of Italian wine, developing an interest which I have fueled over the years through both reading about, and more importantly, drinking and enjoying the amazing and varied wines which Italy has to offer. There is no other country on earth with a wine culture as historical or varied as Italy, I know many people will cry out about the wines of France, but the more you discover about Italian wine the more you will see my point.

There are over 2000 native grape varieties  growing throughout Italy today. Add to these the globally recognised varieties, such as Cabernet, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon, and you will see just why Italy’s wine industry is so diverse. Each of Italy’s twenty, very different, regions is home to its own unique winegrowing industry, from the cool climates of northern Italy – Alto Adige, Aosta and Friuli , to the warmer, sunnier regions of southern Italy – Campania, Puglia and Sicily.The blogs below are my ramblings on Italian wines and spirits, be it Friuli’s delicious whites with vibrant acidity and clean crisp flavours or powerful reds of Chianti and Barolo that age for decades, Italian wines really do present every color of the rainbow, viticulturally speaking of course.

 

wine laws

Wine Growing In Italy

white grapes

A – Z Italian White Grape Varieties

red grapes

A – Z Italian Red Grape Varieties

wine laws

A – Z Italian Wine Terms

Prosecco

Italian Sparkling Wine

piedmont

Piedmont – The kIngdom Of Nebbiolo

Piedmont

chianti_wine

Chianti

The Reinvention of Chianti

barbara

Barbera, Dolcetto And The Rest

The Other Sangiovese

A Noble Wine From Montepulciano.

Vin Santo – The Not So Holy Dessert Wine

brunello

Brunello And Other Wines

Brunello And Other Wines

venetowine

Wines Of The Veneto

Veneto – The West

friulia

Wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia

alto adige

Wines of Alto Adige

Trentino

Wines of Trentino

Trentino

emilia-romagna wine

The Wines of Emilia-Romagna

umbria

The Wines of Umbria

valle-daosta

Wines of the Aosta Valley

le marche

The Wines of Le Marche

puglia

The Wines of Puglia

lazio

The Wines of Lazio

campania wine

The Wines of Campania

basilicata

The Wines of Basilicata

Calabria wine

The Wines of Calabria

sicily wine

The Wines Of Sicily

lombardywine

The Wines Of Lombardy

ligwine

The Wines of Liguria

wineabruzzo

The Wines Of Abruzzo And Molise

sardinia wine

The Wines Of Sardinia

grappa label

Grappa

marsala 2

Marsala

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