Is Italy Becoming a French Colony?
The Answer is "Yes" According to Major Wine Guides
Aug 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Is Italy, Œnotria as it was known to the Ancient Greeks, about to be transformed into a colony of Bordeaux, Burgundy or the Cotes de Rhône? The answer that seems to be emerging from the major wine guides is "yes." Judging by the awards given to products like Ornellaia, Solaia, Sassicaia, Excelsus and Olmaia (international wines which happen by chance to be made in Tuscany) by publications such as the highly influential Wine Spectator, it appears that Italy is becoming dependent on Cabernet and M...
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