Wine is just one of the many things that Italy is known for, and boy is it known for its wine. One of the largest producers of vintage wine in the world, wine is part of the country’s history, heritage, and modern culture. Nowhere in the world is there a finer selection of classy wines as well as vineyards as far as the eye can see.
Having never visited Italy, I have not experienced its wine country first-hand, but I have read a number of books regarding the topic. During my reading, I learned that many regions of Italy are home to unique wine, in that, they must be crafted in the region in order to be called the specific brand of wine.
Rich in history and culture
Perhaps what makes Italy’s wine country so impressive is its diverse geography. The country is so large, that it is host to a number of climates, both temperate and hot, that grow different types of unique grapes. Since different grapes produce different flavors of wine, what you get is a wide array of flavors and aromas, each with its own unique regional flavor.
There is also a reason that many wines are paired with Italian food. In fact, Italian food and wine pairings are recognized all over the world, helping to establish the global wine market and define how people enjoy their meals. If you are looking for a great wine destination, look no further than the country that changed the way we look at wine.