Tag archive for ‘red wine’
rosé wine
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Drink Italia! summer rosé wines

The perfect complement to a clear blue sky, we take a look at some of Italy’s best rosé wines, with something special to suit every budget With rosé, as with red and white, Italy has a large variety of wines, More...

red wine from veneto
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Drink Italia! red wine from Veneto

There’s a delicious diversity to the wines of Veneto, thanks to the varying types of terrain and soil in this region. Here we explore some of its best reds… Although not vast in size, Veneto is one of the largest-producing More...

italian red wine
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Drink Italia: red wines of the islands

Italy’s two largest islands produce sumptuous red wines of great quality and international renown, with prices to suit any budget. Our experts have chosen six examples to try… Sardinia and Sicily have a proud More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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 Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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, September 9th, 2016

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...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Red Wine

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo: Reliable, mass produced and very drinkable, Hannah Bellis says there is life beyond house red for this southern grape… Anyone who has had more than a few glasses of red in their More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 13th, 2015

Italian Red Wines of Tuscany

The red wines of Tuscany are many and varied – it’s not all about the Big Three. Paul Pettengale explores deeper into the region and picks some gems from off the beaten track… Although Tuscany is as well-known More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Italian red wine: Dolcetto

Italian red wine: Dolcetto D’Alba Hannah Bellis goes beyond the famous and expensive Barolo and Barbaresco wines to discover Dolcetto, a great value, easy drinking red wine from Piedmont Piedmont was the first More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Italian Red Wine: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

It is often mistaken for being from Abruzzo, but this lesser-known Italian red wine from a village in Tuscany is an absolute gem, as Paul Pettengale discovers… Tuscany is, as any wine lover will attest, one More...