The Italian Viticultural Renaissance
by Nic Dumergue
Mar 2001 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Wine has been a staple of the Italian diet for thousands of years with the vine having always been cultivated throughout the land. From the alpine conditions of the north, through the riches of the central regions, to the sun-baked south and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, the vine grows. There is a plethora of grape varieties (around two thousand), many peculiar to their particular area. Through time, wine production adapted to the specific regional conditions and this set in place certain ...
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