Italy has one of the oldest viticulture and wine-making traditions in the world, with roots that can be traced back to earlier than 800 BC, when the Mycenean Greeks introduced the art to the residents of Sicily. From that point on, the industry flourished throughout the entire country, and these days, Italy remains as the world’s largest wine producer, accounting for about one-thirds of the planet’s vino. That’s why we are sharing with you this article which will serve as your introduction to Italy’s wine country. For visitors who want to sample Italy’s wines, however, there are a few things that are worth learning about first. One of those is Italy’s wine classification system, because whether you’re attending an evening of tasting, or you’re just trying to decide which wine to bring to a friend’s house when you visit, it pays to know what’s in the bottle. Normally printed on […]
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