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Exploring the Wines of Abruzzo

Montepulciano is the second most planted red grape variety in Italy. It thrives in the mountainous region of Abruzzo. While the Montepulicano d’Abruzzo DOC is one of the most productive appellations in the country, the region remains little known…

Italy's Native Grape Varieties
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Italy’s Native Grape Varieties: Strength in Diversity

Italy's native grape varieties are its wine idustry's greatest strength. They are an important part of the cultural fabric, a fantastic point of differentiation against the monotony of international grapes, and a formidable tool in the fight against climate…

Why are some wines aged in oak

Why are Some Wines Aged in Oak? Short Video.

Why are some wines aged in oak barrels? Wine ageing in oak can benefit certain wine styles; integrating flavours, softening tannins, and adding complexity. What is an oaked wine? How is wine aged? What is the difference between French…