Officially the largest producer of wine in the world, considering the Romans introduced winemaking to most of Europe it was it was the Ancient Greeks who planted the vineyards. The Ancient Romans did expand production to every region in Italy as well as production of bottles and barrels for storage. Complicated regional laws on production can specify grapes used in certain areas so many wines can be unclassified as the winemaker has chosen to make a wine outside of the rules, the best example of this is the cult status ‘Super Tuscan’ wines commanding high prices but carrying a lowly classification status. The twenty wine regions are jam packed with over 500 grape varieties and there really is something for everyone, the range of styles go from A-Z it’s not just about Prosecco and Pinot Grigio!
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