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Five Great Italian Wines for the Festive Season

Looking for something special to partner the turkey, mince pies and Christmas pud?

Italy based Wine blogger and Italian wine lover David Brenner suggests five great Italian wines for the festive season!

Over to you, David.

One of Casamonti's Tuscan wines - L'Elogio

Discover the Best Italian Wines with these Wine Guides

Seeing as I like to try spread the word on the joys of Italian wines, I’ve been over to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk to find a selection of books on Italian wine which are bestsellers.

Tracking down books on Italian wine was not that easy and entailed having to wade through a long list of results which contained books on Italian cooking, pizza, ice cream and various other Italian subjects. Still, after trawling thought the lists, I’ve come up with two top ten lists of books on Italian wine.

Prosecco in Venice

What a great way to pass one’s, ahem, 45th birthday – in Venice with lots of Prosecco, good food in good restaurants, and great company too. Even the weather was kind and the great spirit kept the rain at bay too! I like Venice an awful lot.

Bad Wine in Tuscany

There is a scandal rustling the vines which line the charming vineyards of Tuscany -and what is a mere breeze at present may become a storm once more people discover that around 10 million litres of Tusucan wine have been adulterated.

Top Ten Italian Wines of 2008

Top wine magazine, Wine Spectator, compiles an annual list of the top 100 most exciting wines from around the world. Though the list is very interesting in itself, I asked myself how many Italian wines made it onto this prestigious list in 2008?

Fragolino drink

Fragolino Time

Fragolino is a mysterious drink. For those not in the know, fragolino is a type of grape, which gets its name from the Italian for strawberry – fragola. This grape tends to produce a wine with a sort of strawberry flavour, hence its ‘fragolino’ moniker.

Italian Wine and Labels

I had an interesting discussion, in English, with some of my Media Relations students today. What we looked at was how Italian wine could be promoted, and several valid points were made.

Prosecco – better than Champagne!

Ah, Prosecco. A wonderful Italian drink. It’s a bubbly straw-yellow white white which often comes from the Conegliano-Valdobbiadenearea areas of Italy. Actually, Prosecco comes in still, semi-sparkling or fully sparkling varieties.

Wines Italians Buy

Italy, as many will know, is famous for its wines. Italians are great wine drinkers too, who generally prefer red to white wine.