Italian Wine

Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world's largest wine producer by volume. Its contribution is about 45-50 million hl per year, and represents about 1/3 of global production. Italian wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy: Italians rank fifth on the world wine consumption list by volume with 42 litres per capita consumption. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation.
Posts about Italian Wine
    • Montalcino winery workers arrested in drugs raid

      Police investigating drug dealing in Tuscany have arrested several winery workers in Montalcino, the town that has given its name to Italy’s famous Brunello di Montalcino wines. Officers raided properties this week in an operation known as ‘Montalcino Express’, according to a statement issued by the Siena branch of Tuscany’s Carabinieri police and posted on the blog of Itali ...

      Decanter- 8 readers -
  • Finding Your Solemate: Pairing Sparkling Wine and Seafood

    … and goat cheese crostini and double-cream brie The word “Champagne” can only be used if the wine comes from Champagne, France. Moet & Chandon is a leading producer of premium Champagne. If you’re looking to celebrate and you want to spend a few more dollars, at $62.85, this isn’t a bad choice. The expected toastiness was the most apparent…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 4 readers -
  • Scarpa Barbaresco Tettineive 1999

    … Scarpa is one of those very classic producers, like Borgogno and Lopez de Heredia, that has huge stocks of old wine they are happy to release to consumers at very reasonable prices. This has particular signigficance when it comes to high end Nebbiolo, which, when traditionally made like these are, does not present well before 10 years of ageing…

    Just Grapes- 1 readers -
  • Villa Bucci Riserva 2009

    … wine from it. Farmers from the 1700’s, first bottling wine in 1983, in my view Villa Bucci make some of the best white wines in Italy for the price. It’s a classic Italian agricultural estate with a wide range of produce – beets, corn, wheat, sunflowers, and the classic olive oil. But don’t expect anyone to lift this wine up and present it in all…

    Just Grapes- 4 readers -
  • ZIOBAFFA: A Wine Inspired by Surfing!

    … ZIOBAFFA: A Wine Inspired by Surfing! Sun, Surf, and Wine! Italy has quite the surfing culture, did you know? When I heard the story behind this Italian wine I was amazed and intrigued that these wines are inspired by the surf culture in Italy. Filmmaker Jason Baffa has traveled the globe with his friends and a film-camera. He creates films…

    Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City - 10 readers -
  • Who was that strange man humping me last night at Marta?

    … Above: German-speaking Italians are the “it” wines right now in NYC. I loved this Manni Nössing Kerner that Jack Mason poured last night at super sexy Marta. Holy cow! It was a who’s who of the international wine scene at Marta last night, where Paolo and I had a 9 p.m. reservation. I finally got a chance to chat with Elisa Scavino from…

    Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi- 4 readers -
  • Ottella Lugana DOC Le Creete 2012

    …. This is a wine that is produced to go with the cuisine of the region, which is dominated by fresh fish and excellent cheese. There are 100s of regional Italian wines, many of them very well priced, you could devote years exploring the multitude of regions and styles. Your wine world does should not consist solely of varietals you are comfortable with, take a chance, live La Dulce Vita. …

    CHEAP WINE FINDER- 4 readers -
  • 2015 Slow Wine Tour Coming to San Francisco

    … viticultural practices. “We have abandoned the very easy-to-understand, but ultimately also trivializing, method of awarding points and sought to look beyond the glass…What matters is a wine’s soul” – Giancarlo Gariglio and Fabio Giavedoni Next week more than 50 winemakers from 15 Italian wine regions will bring their bottles across the pond…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 7 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: History Lessons

    … controversial scientific studies. Four L.A. wine gurus offer Italian wine pairings in Los Angeles Magazine, recommending off-the-beaten-path wines made from grapes like Refosco and Greco Bianco. Steve Heimoff visits Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma County and learns the art of blending first-hand. Jonathan Lipsmeyer visits the La Kiuva co-op in the Valle d’Aosta — “the fascinating Alpine junction between France, Switzerland, and Italy.” In Grape Collective, Rachael Doob profiles Alyssa Rapp, founder of Bottlenotes. …

    Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • VINO 2015 Italian Wine Week Event

    … VINO 2015 Italian Wine Week Event JustJess on January 19, 2015 - 8:44 am in Wine Lifestyle, WineChannelTV Wine Channel TV, www.winechanneltv.tv wine lifestyle expert, Jessica Altieri will be speaking at VINO 2015, Italian Wine Week and Convention at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City from Feb 1-5th.This will be the 3rd year Wine Channel TV…

    Wine Channel TV- 10 readers -
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