Drink Italia: Wines from Campania

Campania is a place that’s very much on the rise as far as its wines are concerned, and we’ve uncovered some real finds from this productive southern region! Campania’s winemaking history goes back a long way: to the ancient Greeks and possibly even earlier than that, with many Greek-introduced grape varieties very much in evidence in the More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Drink Italia: Six favourite reds for 2018

We asked our wine buyers to recommend good-value Italian red wines to enjoy this spring and beyond. Here are six we think will become favourites for 2018… Even if you have your ‘go-to’ wines, one of the joys More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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Drink Italia: Piedmont White Wines

Piedmont’s Gavi and Arneis wines remain in the shadow of the region’s mighty reds, but their star continues to rise in the world of white wines. We take a look at some of the best Piedmont is a region renowned More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Drink Italia: Dessert wines

Although we now associate Italy with iconic red wines, in fact, the greatest wines of Ancient Rome were sweet whites. Italia! delves into Italian dessert wines… The Classical texts of Cato, Pliny and Virgil tell More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Drink Italia: Tuscan reds

From ‘Super Tuscan’ to Brunello, there are plenty of fine Tuscan non-Chianti reds, and they’re not all super-expensive either. Here’s a selection of Tuscan reds your wallet will love… Traditionally More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Now you can get your favourite Italian wine delivered straight through your letterbox

The wine bottle has been through many changes since it was first developed in 3,000 BC – but today not one rivals a new design for sheer 21st Century convenience. Image: Garcon Wines Mail-order subscription More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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Top 3 Italian Liquers

Italy’s liqueurs, aperitivi and digestivi are as diverse as the abundant variety of regional food and wine… Averna Amaro Perhaps the least well-known of our trio, this little gem deserves a wider audience. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, October 20th, 2016
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Top Italian Food and Wine Festivals

How do you choose from the thousands of gastronomic festivals throughout Italy? We’ve made it easy for you with five of the best to tickle your tastebuds… International White Truffle Fair Alba, Piedmont Do More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Top Five Spirits & Liqueurs

From the sweet and fruity to the bitter and boisterous, Italy has an impressive heritage of alcoholic tipples. We had a lot of fun picking our five of the best… Grappa One of Italy’s oldest alcoholic drinks, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 9th, 2016
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Viewpoint, Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese is the only grape permitted in the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, where the people of the town make one of Italy’s best wines. But eight years ago, they nearly lost it all… In 2008, a scandal broke More...