There can’t be too many Italian red wines that share Valpolicella’s versatility. At its most basic, it’s generally a good-natured, cherry-tinted, quaffable red that’s perfect with any … [Read more...]
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On the last weekend of every May, wineries in Abruzzo, (and to a greater/lesser extent in all of Italy’s other major wine producing areas too), throw open their doors for open house tasting … [Read more...]
The reputations of Italy’s two major sparkling wines, Prosecco and Asti, have taken a bit of a battering in the past. Until the mid-90s, Asti Spumante was an inoffensive Italian wedding … [Read more...]
Last time, we took a look at the area making some of Italy’s most innovative white wines at the moment. Now I’m on my home ground here in the Italian region of Abruzzo - a firm base for … [Read more...]
In a contest which has seen the lead regularly change hands in recent decades, in 2013 Italy (again) overtook France to officially become the world’s largest wine producer. Putting that … [Read more...]