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Tag Archives: Italian Wine

How to Tour Wineries in Italy

Whether you are planning an escorted tour or are doing a self-guided tour, here are some resources on how to tour wineries in Italy. Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world. With 19 different wine producing regions located throughout the country you are never far from a vineyard, no matter where you are in Italy. It is useful to know the names and regions of the top wine destinations Rome: Lazio Pisa or Florence: Tuscany Venice: Veneto Milan: Lombardy Naples: Campania Genova: Liguria Buy the book – or App  Wine guides such as the ones published by Slow Food and Gambero Rosso and Apps like the one by The Wine Traveller are packed with information on locations and hours of vineyards and cantinas that are open to visitors.  It is recommended that you plan your visit in advance. Hit the Road If you are not doing an [...]

Italy’s Wine Country

  There was an article recently in the New York Times talking about how wine is a joy. There is nowhere where this is more true than in Italy. Italy produces more wine than any other country.  From the Alpine provinces of the far north to sun baked Sicily, Italy’s wine country regions produce some of the worlds finest bottles. The Italian peninsula and her Islands have been producing wines since the time of the Etruscans.  When the Greeks arrived in what is now Italy, they brought seeds from across the Adriatic sea and wine production flourished under the Roman empire. Under Roman law, during this time, growing and producing wine outside of the borders of Italy was prohibited     There are nineteen wine producing regions in Italy’s wine country. From North to South  – here is a list. Aosta Valley Piedmont Liguria Lombardy Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Friuli-Venezia Giulia Veneto [...]

In Vino Veritas: Celebrating Italian Wines

Everyone at Tour Italy Now loves Italian wine — no surprise there! — whether it’s a glass of crisp Pinot Grigio from the northeastern region of Italy; a glass of smooth Barbaresco from the Piedmont; or any of the other varieties produced by Italian vintners, we love exploring the Italian wine country! With that in mind, we decided to conduct an informal survey on Facebook. It was an experiment, to be sure, since Facebook’s survey function is a bit clunky and doesn’t always show all possible responses. Unfortunately this skews results in favor of the ones at top. Not surprisingly then, our results followed the order in which the wines were listed. First on the list, with 26 votes was Pinot Grigio, while two red wines, Diablo and Chianti Classico, scored 12 votes and 10 respectively. The remainder of the choices earned anywhere from zero to four, with four votes [...]