An Introduction to Italian wines
Italy is one of the worlds largest producers of wine. There are vineyards in almost every region of Italy. You cannot travel through a country side without seeing vines. Italy has a long history of viticulture that dates back to the Phoenicians. The Greeks and Romans continued the traditions and planted grapes all over the boot. Italy plants over 500 different varieties of grapes, so many that no one can count them all. Because there are so many regions and different grapes, Italy can be a bit overwhelming. This seminar was intended for our Prime Cru wine club members who might have a limited knowledge of Italian wines.
I tried to cover the different regions by breaking it up between North, Central and South. We are just touching the tip of iceberg, however, I believe I covered the most essential areas. As always, I find history and politics to be so influential in the wine production, so of course I covered just a bit. I hope that this seminar is informative and gives you a quick understanding of Italian wines.