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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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Wine Tasting : How to be a Snob
Thursday, August 20TH, 2015 by admin
  They look sophisticated don't they? Those wine snobs with their pinkies in the air and their monotonous blather about 'spicy' tastes and 'earthy' aromas-and they know how to say Pinot Noir. They're so pretentious. Now we can be just like them! (Oh, and-you won't have to do it with your pinky up in the air-unless you want to.)   Wine tasting: look! Ph. flickr/Mark flic.kr/p/5nu43n   The trick to wine tasting is that there is no trick! Tasting wine starts with three basic senses: look, smell and taste.     Phase One of Wine Tasting:...
Italian Wines for Summer
Tuesday, June 16TH, 2015 by admin
  When the heat of the Summer overwhelms and outdoor patios and balconies beckon, the full-bodied wines often associated with Italy can seem a little overbearing. Don't despair. Italian wine producers offer a variety of light, refreshing wines, ideal for Summer quaffing. Among them is the familiar Pinot Grigio, but do you know about the pleasures of a glass of Prosecco, Gavi, or Arneis?     Italian Wines for Summer: Pinot Grigio   Pinot Grigio, generally the best known of the Italian white wines, is a light and dry wine, with an almost lemony fla...
Wine and Chocolate
Saturday, October 04TH, 2014 by admin
Forget wine and cheese parties. In Italy, chocolatiers and enoteche (wine shops) are holding degustazione di vino (wine tastings) with a side of chocolate. 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.   Selling books, chocolate and wine Ph. flickr/Fabiana  ...
History of Grappa
Friday, September 12TH, 2014 by admin
  Grappa: Italy's Elixir   Grappa is a uniquely Italian drink. Traditionally made from pomace, the discarded grape seeds, stalks and stems that are a by-product of the winemaking process, Grappa has been around since the Middle Ages. For generations, Italians have sipped this "firewater" after meals and even added a little to their morning espresso, to "correct" it (try to order a "caffè corretto" next time you are in Italy). Once considered an acquired taste, popular only in Italy, Grappa, today, is making itself known around the world. Distilleries fr...
In Vino Veritas
Friday, July 04TH, 2014 by admin
    Whoever coined the phrase, In Vino Veritas (the truth is in wine) was right on target. With a little too much wine tongues become loose and the truth comes out, whether or not it will set you free. As an admirer of Bacchus and a lover of the white wine grape myself, I am aware of its many pitfalls. It's difficult to think about what and where they are, however, when one is indulging in its fruity splendor. Wine tastes fine almost anytime and life, my friends, is short and getting shorter with every breath that we take. Read on anyway. Whenever I think about w...
Matching Italian food and wine
Saturday, June 07TH, 2014 by admin
What to drink with Italian Food   Wine, cheese and fruit. Ph. depositphotos/belchonock   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 than 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 enjoy...
Amarone wine
Monday, March 17TH, 2014 by admin
An Italian Trip into the Amarone Wine History   The Amarone is one of the best Italian red wines   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 call it more officially.  Produced in the region of Valpolicella,...
Le strade del vino in Tuscany
Thursday, March 06TH, 2014 by AnnaDe Filippo
  Almost ready for the grape harvest, in Montalcino, Tuscany. Ph. flickr/Antonio Cinotti //flic.kr/p/gxJur3   Tuscany is famous for its vineyards and variety of grapes, which results in a huge selection of wines.     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 vi...
The Most Famous Italian Liquors
Tuesday, December 31TH, 2013 by admin
  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 clean iron, from the hot metal rod onc...