Ultimate Guide to Italian Wines

Italian Wine Regions

Italy has more than 20 regions of land distinguished from each other. Within these regions, which span the length of the country, variations of climate or terrain allow the country to produce a wide array of grapes and thus, wines. For example, just to produce the majority of Italy's red wines, 21 variations of grapes are grown and pressed [source: Dummies]. From the northern regions to the South, Italy seems to have found a way to grow grapes just about anywhere. Not only have they mastered the upbringing of their domestic grapes, but also today, Italy has even found success with many foreign grapes. In the end, they put a bit more emphasis on perfecting their domestic grapes, aiming to create wines with Italian specific taste [source: Italian Made].

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