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A Beginners Guide to Italian Wine Regions

Understanding the Italian wine regions will give you great insight into the complex flavors and deep character of the many wines of Italy. Often times, people discover a wine they prefer but it is difficult for them to describe the...

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Abruzzo (Abruzzi)

Key Grape varieties: White (Bianco), Trebbiano. Red (rosso), MontepulcianoWines of interest: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is the most well known and appreciated and is an excellent Italian wine that goes well with many of the authentic “mountain” dishes prepared however there many...

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Basilicata

The Headliner of wine for the region is Aglianico de Vulture is ruby red to burgundy in color and as it ages can also take on some burnt orange accents; it has a nose of fresh ripe grapes and berries,...

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Calabria

Provinces of Calabria:Catanzaro (CZ), Cosenza (CS), Crotone (KR), Reggio di Calabria (RC), & Vibo Valentia (VV).
 (Calabria has a Population of just over 2 million people; with Catanzaro being the regional capital, and Reggio di Calabria being the most populated province within...

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Campania

Wine DOCG Zones:Taurasi, Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo.Wine DOC Zones:Aglianico del Taburno/ or simply Taburno, Aversa, Campi Flegrei, Capri, Castel San Lorenzo, Cilento, Costa d’Amalfi, Falerno del Massico, Gallucio, Guardia Sanframondi Or Guardiolo, Ishia, Penisola Sorrentina, Sannio, Sant’Agata dei...

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Emilia-Romagna

Highlights of this Italian Region:This area is absolutely one of the most important food and wine regions in all of Italy from the plains of western area (Emilia) to the coast of the Adriatic sea and the east (Romagna); the...

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Specialty foods of the region:It is noteworthy of the location of this region as it is a direct influence on the foods. The regions close proximity to Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia have shaped and otherwise influenced the entire culture...

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Lazio (Latium)

Specialty foods of the region:Lamb, organ meats, cured meats, artichokes, asparagus, peas, beans, celery, potatoes, olives, zucchini, as well as strawberries. A few cheeses typical of the region include Pecorino Romano (a hard, aged, flavorful sheep milk cheese), and Caciocavallo...

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Le Marche


Wine Zones of Le Marche, Italy: 
DOCG Wine Zones: Conero, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva, Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva, Vernaccia di Serrapetrona.
DOC Wine Zones: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani or Falerio, Lacrima...

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Liguria

Specialty foods of this Italian region:Olives as well as extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs with basil in particular, focaccia breads of simple combinations such as with anchovy paste, olive oil and sea salt, and olives with onions, fish, with...

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Lombardy (Lombardia)

Famous people: Leonardo Da Vinci (Artist), Alessandro Verri (Author), Pietro Verri (Author,founder of Il Caffe magazine) , Cesare Beccaria (politician, philosopher, jurist), Carlo Porta (Poet), Giuseppe Verdi (Composer)Famous works of Art: Any work of Leonardo Da Vinci including but not...

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Molise

Specialty foods: Farro breads and pastas, (stewed, grilled, roasted and pit fire roasted) lamb, as well as rabbit are very common as well as organ meats. The region specialty is tripe as well as fried ravioli stuffed with ricotta, prosciutto...

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Piedmont

Wines of interest:Wines of this region are seemingly all interesting and at least worth consideration. Naming just a few simply does not do the region justice however the conversation must begin with the wine often referred to as the “King...

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Puglia

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Sardegna

Wine DOCG Zone: Vermentino di GalluraWine DOC Zones: Alghero, Arborea, Campidano di Terralba/Terralba, Cannonau di Sardegna, Carignano del Sulcis, Giro di Cagliari, Malvasia di Bosa, Malvasia di Cagliari, Mandrolisai, Monica di Cagliari, Monica di Sardegna, Moscato di Cagliari, Moscato di...

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Sicily

Wine DOCG Zone: Cerasuolo di Vittoria  Wine DOC Zones: Alcamo, , Contea di Sclafani, Contessa Entellina, Delia Nivolelli, Eloro, Etna, Faro, Malvasia delle Lipari, Marsala, Menfi, Moscato di Noto Naturale, Moscato di Noto, Moscato di Pantelleria Naturale, Moscato di Pantelleria,...

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Trentino-Alto Adige

Trentino-Alto Adige Provinces of Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy: Trento (TN), Bolzano (BZ). Specialty foods of this Italian region:Specialty foods of this Italian region certainly show their German influence yet somehow hold true to the home style, austere and simple foods that make Italian...

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Tuscany (Toscana)

Specialty and gourmet foods of the region:Beans (Fagioli), beef (specifically from Chianina cattle from the area of Maremma), noble game such as wild boar (our favorite), duck, rabbit, pigeon, squab, various sausage combinations (from Cinta Senese swine), Lardo di Colonnata...

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Umbria

Tuscany (Toscana) Wines of interest:Super Tuscan blends of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are an obvious highlight if not for their quality for there commercial success; Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, any of the Vin Santo’s and...

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Valle d’Aosta

Wines of Interest: Morgex, Enfer d’Arvier, and GamaySpecialty foods of this Italian region:The regions influences make for very unique blend; the staples include potatoes, riso, polenta, rye bread, Fontina, Toma and Ribiola cheese, Lardo di Arnad (a bacon made with...

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Veneto

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