Every time I Sip Italian Wine I Feel Refined

by Wine Sipper

Wine Sipper says: For any wine drinker interested in exploring the endless variety of interesting wines, with a never-ending realm of possibilities of taste and styles, they need look no further than Italy.

It's the top of the ladder, but the sad fact is that for all of the hundreds of millions of people who drink wine regularly, there are just a small percentage who really delve into the great depths of all that is available. The large majority of wine drinkers keep drinking the same old things over and over, The Big Four, and if they do drink some Italian wines, most just drink Pinot Grigio, Chianti, Brunello, Amarone, Valpolicella, and little else.

This great peninsula has so much to offer, it's mind boggling, wines like; Barbera, Vermentino, Salice Salentino, Taurasi, Tocai, Aglianico d'Vulture, Greco d' Tufo, Fiano d' Avelino, Brachetto, Ripasso's, Friesa, and Nero d'Avola, just to name a very few.

Darby Says: Well said Sipper! I just love some of the newer wines coming out of Southern Italy, and we are now making wine from these varieties in Australia. One which I would add to your list is Grillo from Sicily. It has only recently been taken seriously as material for good dry white and I reckon it has a big future.

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