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Wine Laws and Regulations of Italy

Italian wine appellation system (DOC) is modeled closely after the French’s AOC and very similar to the Spanish’s DO.Β  Like many European wine regions, Italian wine laws focuses on the area/region where the grapes are grown with the...

Reserve, Riserva and Reserva, what do they really mean?

Since the invention of glass bottles and corks, winemaker realized that aging wine improved its flavors and texture.Β  Almost anywhere in the world, wineries often sort their grapes from more than one vineyard, due to variation of climates,...

Wines of Italy

Italy’s landscape can be described as mountainous, and with a climate that is anything but Mediterranean; the lengthy longitudinal extension of the peninsula generates plenty of micro-climates, ranging between humid subtropical to humid continental in the north and...