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The Italian lifestyle is completed by the famed Italian wines. Some of the most apreciated wines in the world come from Italy and Italian enologists are much sought after from foreign wanting to start a wine production.
Being long and stretched inside the Mediterranean Sea, Italy enjoys several different landscapes and weather zones. Even if the country is relatively small, it can and does produce wines extremely different from each other.
Italian wines are produced by all walks of life; from the multi-national corporations to traditional wineries, to families tending their own vines for the kitchen table. Some like Barolo, Chianti, Primitivo and Est Est Est! are rightfully famous. However you may also stumble upon a vino della casa in a local trattoria that is just as memorable.
In this section learn more about why Italian wines have been praised since antiquity and continue to amaze drinkers today. We will review the most popular types of wine and spill a little secret or two about where, when and how enjoy this delicious and traditional Italian drink.

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Matching Italian food and wine
Friday, August 15TH, 2008 by admin
What to drink with Italian Food When thinking of Italian food, it is the color red that dominates people's imagination, tomato sauce and red wine being the first delicacies to come to mind. In truth, and we all sort of know it already, there is much more to Italy's cuisine than that and, also, there is much more to Italian wines that a bottle of red.  Italy is home to delicate, refreshing white wines, bold and powerful or fruity and subtle reds and, of course, to delicious sparkling wines to be enjoyed as an aperitivo or with dessert. Let's look at some of the best wine-food combinat...
Amarone wine
Monday, March 17TH, 2014 by admin
An Italian Trip into the Amarone Wine History There are many unique aspects of Italian wine – the celebration of its indigenous grape varieties and how each region reflects a wealth of history and expertise that has been nurtured over many years, for example. But even with this rich and diverse winemaking heritage, there’s something about Amarone that sets it apart. So where do we start with Amarone? Or Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG to give it the more official title. Produced in the region of Valpolicella, near the city of Verona in the north east of the country, this powerful wine is no...
      Tuscany is famous for its vineyards and variety of grapes, which results in a huge selection of wines.   Italian Red Wine   Thanks to the fame acquired in the course of years, wine has become an important factor of regional economy, also when it comes to tourism: the so-called 'strade del vino',  the roads of wine, are a combination of palatal delight with passion for visiting new places and discovering the territory.   The strade del vino are roads running through wine-producing areas, typically rich in cultural and nat...
The Most Famous Italian Liquors
Tuesday, December 31TH, 2013 by admin
List of Major Italian Liqueurs and Spirits Italy is not only and simply known for her fine wines, but also for a plethora of liqueurs and spirits we enjoy at times as an aperitivo, at times as an after-dinner digestive, often also important ingredients for some of our national favorite desserts.  -Amaro Fernet Branca - Made from the infusion of numerous ingredients, obtained from 4 continents. After the infusion takes place, Fernet rests in wood barrels for at least a year. The name of this liqueur, according to many, originated from the Milanese dialect "fer net", literarily, a c...
Why Italians prefer drinking wine: in vino salus!   Italy is considered the home country of wine, one of Italians' favorite alcoholic beverages. Wine is not simply considered a drink in Italy, but it is part of local habits and culture, especially when sitting around the table. A lot of  people in Italy decide to drink a glass of wine a day whether at lunch, dinner and even as a drink during the ubiquitous aperitivo. Alcohol is usually not considered an appropriate ingredient in a healthy diet, but unlikely many other drinks wine is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet. In fact, i...
Italian Soft Drinks
Thursday, October 22TH, 2009 by ancos
Italy is the undisputed land of wine, but Italians drink a lot of non-alcoholic drinks too. Who would have said that? Chinotto San Pellegrino You can find Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Fanta and the like everywhere in the world and Italy is no exception. The sparkling, sugary beverages are drank by youngsters and adults alike during meals, parties, or dinners in restaurants. As you can imagine, drinking of soft drinks spikes in summer, but you can find your favorite beverage all year long. Along with American products, there are also soft drinks that are 100% made in Italy. One of the most particular I...
Italian Beer
Wednesday, October 21TH, 2009 by ancos
Italy is the Country of Good Wine, and everybody knows that. But more than a few foreigners are surprised when they learn that Italians drink respectable quantities of beer too. Nastro Azzurro Beer Beer is known and drank in Italy since ancient times: even if Etruscans, Greeks from the Magna Grecia cities and Romans favored wine, they brewed and consumed the blond drink. Roman Emperor Agricola became a fan of beer during his service as governor of Britannia. When he raised to the Imperial throne and came back to Italy in 83 AD, he took with him three master brewers from Glevum (ancient name...
Wine and Chocolate
Tuesday, June 30TH, 2009 by admin
Forget wine and cheese parties. In Italy, chocolatiers and enotecas (wine shops) are holding degustazione di vino (wine tastings) with a side of chocolate. The crash courses are no longer limited to wine or olive oil. Chocolate is premiering in the “gastronomic parlor game,”wrote the New York Times in the 2003 article “Hints of Wine? Chocolate Enters the Tasting Room.” The marriage of the fermented grape with the cacao based candy can be heavenly if you know how to correctly mate those two distinct flavors. Piero Ballerini, owner of family run Ballerini Pasticceria in Florence, learned his co...