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Famous Grapes, Famous Wines: A Quick Tour

Famous Grapes, Famous Wines: A Quick Tour

Posted by Darya Camacci on July 8 2016

With more than a million vineyards and more than 2,000 types of grapes, Italy's winemaking is simply an art form.

Despite many new entrants garnering attention, only France and sometimes, Spain, competes with Italy for the distinction of world's largest wine producer. The United States is third.

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Topics: Italian Wines, Tuscany

When In Sicily, Don’t Forget The Wine!

When In Sicily, Don’t Forget The Wine!

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on June 24 2016

While Sicilian wine earned a, likely deserved, bad reputation for much of the 20th century, the good news for travelers is that the island is in the midst of a wine renaissance.

Wine and Sicily have gone together since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. One of Julius Caesar's favorite wines was Mamertino from Sicily a crisp and fruity wine perfect for banquets and sipping outdoors.

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Topics: Italian Wines, sicily, southern italy

Chianti: The Pride of Tuscany

Chianti: The Pride of Tuscany

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on April 8 2016

Chianti is the name of a red wine and also the largest zone in the world famous Italian wine region, Tuscany. 

Once served in straw bottles as table wine, Chianti can cost as little as $10 or as much as $365 for the more vintage Chianti wines. Wine lovers know this region well, for it’s also the home of Montepulciano and Montalcino wines, as well as Super Tuscan wines. 

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Topics: Italian Wines, custom tours, history, Tuscany

6 Wines You Must Try When Vacationing In Italy

6 Wines You Must Try When Vacationing In Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on December 22 2015

Not only does Italy produce the most wine in the world, up to 45-50 million hectoliters annually, its wines are famous for their richness and flavor.

The luscious, green, rolling mountains in regions such as Tuscany, Calabria and Lombardia are ideal conditions for winemaking.

Combine this with carefully honed winemaking techniques passed down through generations, and you get some of the best wines in the world.

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Topics: Italian Wines, italian culture