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Alto Adige: The 4 Wines You Must Know

If you’re thinking of exploring Alto Adige (one of Italy’s top 20 wine regions!) then you must find out about these 4 wines.

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Sparkling Red Wine – Misunderstood and Utterly Delicious

Sparkling Red wine is often overlooked due to its reputation, but maybe that’s all hot air? Discover delicious, bubbly red wine worth your time.

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Tasting Challenge: Italian Prosecco

Prosecco may be cheaper bubbly, but it still has bottles worth sipping and savoring. Dive into this week’s challenge to learn more.

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Tasting Challenge: Italian Primitivo

What’s in a name? Find out what makes Primitivo an Italian wine that you have to try, distinct from its many doppelgängers.

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Tasting Challenge: Italian Pinot Grigio

Some of the best red wines in the world come out of Italy. But learn from Pinot Grigio: don’t sleep on Italian white wine.

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Barolo, Barbaresco, and the “Other” Nebbiolos of Italy

With all the news coming out about the Barolo and Barbaresco, it’s the perfect time to brush up on the amazing grape behind these wines.

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The Wines To Know From Lazio

The once forgettable wine region of Lazio is starting to turn out some fascinating wines. Better still is the fact that since they’re so under-appreciated you’re likely to find exceptional values.

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The Wines of Piedmont, Italy (DOCs and DOCGs)

Piedmont is 6th in terms of production size of Italy’s 20 major wine growing areas. It’s known for quality and produces more DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) than any other region.

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Italian Wine Map and Exploration Guide

This article serves as a guide to outline the types of wines from each of Italy 20 wine regions. See which regions have the most vineyard plantings and learn what their wines taste like.

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A Simple Guide to Wines of Umbria

Bordering on Tuscany and right above Rome is the lessor known and lessor traveled region of Umbria. It’s here where you’ll find some of the most amazing, delightfully undervalued Italian wines…

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Introduction To Sardinian Wine

Get to know Sardinia’s top wines and where they come from on this exotic Mediterranean island.

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Puglia Wine is Italy’s Secret to Value

If you want fruit-forward, ripe, red wine for a good price, look no further than Puglia. This sunny, dry region is where some of the best values in Italian wine come from.

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Chianti Wine: The Pride of Tuscany

Chianti Wine (‘kee-on-tee’) is a red blend from Tuscany, Italy made primarily with Sangiovese grapes. Find out more about this wine and how to find great quality.

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Drink like an Ancient Roman: Cesanese Wine

In order to explore some of the traditional wines of Italy, we paired up with a Chef who knows the ins and outs of Italian cuisine. In this post, we’ll explore a rare Roman wine called Cesanese (“chae-sah-NAE-say”).

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Lugana: Try This Wine Before It Disappears

A small wine region in Northern Italy might lose 25% of it’s vineyards to a planned railway expansion. A rare grape, Turbiana, thrives here and is well worth tasting.

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The Difference Between Barolo vs Barbaresco

Learn the primary differences in taste between Barolo and Barbaresco wines. We also included a few best value Barolo and Barbaresco, in case you get thirsty

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Essential Guide to Piedmont Wine (with Maps)

Want to really understand Italian wine? Piedmont wine is a useful area to get to know because of the diversity of wines and wine grapes. Piedmont is also home to one of the premier wine growing regions of the world.

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Map of Italian Wine Regions

See the easy-to-understand map of Italian wine regions and major wine varieties. Learn about the 20 Italian wine regions and which ones to try first when delving into Italian wines.

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The Alto Adige Wine Story

Learn about Alto Adige wine; from their iconic Pinot Grigio to age-worthy red wines like Lagrein. Identify the major flavors of the region and know what to look for when you’re craving something Italian.

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6 Italian Wine Regions For Reds Under $20

It’s a weeknight and you’re not about to blow your load on a $60 bottle of wine. On the same note, you also don’t want to suffice for mediocre swill. Find great Italian reds under $20 while learning the secrets to Italy’s underrated regions.

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