Grillo wine variety grows out of Marsala
by Darby Higgs
(Back from Italy)
Grillo Italian white wine variety
In my recent trip to Italy I came across lots of very interesting varieties. One such was Grillo. This Sicilian white wine variety was formerly used as the base wine for the coffee flavoured liqueur Marsala which baby boomers will look back on with either nostalgia or more likley "how could we have drunk such stuff?"
Nowadays Sicily is rapidly evolving towards a producer of quality dry table wines rather than making bulk wine and sweet concoctions.
Grillo is a light bodied and mildly aromatic white. You can find it in Australia for under $10 per bottle. Enjoy some this summer with antipasti or seafood or just with a few friends on a warm afternoon.
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