Italy

#NWTW Week 4: An Intro Into Piemonte

For people who like to pop into the supermarket and pick up a bottle or two of wine every now and again, Italian wines will be no stranger to them.  There’s the famous idea of Tuscany, the home of the ever-present Chianti.  There’s Sicily, whose marketing co-ops have thrust their solid wines onto the £5 …

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Southern Italy Simplified #2 – Watch Out World, Here Comes Sicily!

Everyone has their own ideas of what kind of place Sicily is. Even people who’ve never been there. I’m exactly the same. You can’t help it really given recent popular culture. It’s massively unfair on an island most who have been there think is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Unfortunately though, mention …

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Southern Italy Simplified ‪#1 – Is There A Point In This?

The availability of Southern Italian wines has never been incredible. Massive co-ops producing generic Pinot Grigio with little taste and even less texture had been the norm for years. Why? Well wine production in those states just doesn’t pay the bills. Or at least it didn’t for a long while.‬ So no one was producing …

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