Drink Italia! Piedmont white wines

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Northwest Italy isn’t just about world-beating reds – it’s home to some stunning whites too. We take a look at some of the finest Piedmont white wines on offer Piedmont has long been a wealthy centre of industry, benefitting from good trade and transport links with the rest of Europe, which helped it on its way […]

Drink Italia! Fiano

If you fancy changing up your Pinot Grigio, fruity Fiano wines from the sunny south could be just what you are looking for… Native to Campania, the Fiano grape (in its DOCG appellation Fiano di Avellino) is grown on the volcanic slopes in around the commune of Avellino. This is an area that has a […]

Drink Italia! White Wines of Tuscany

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Though famous for its fine red wines, from Chianti to the Super Tuscans, this region also produces excellent but lesser-known white wines. We take a look… Tuscany is famous for so many reasons. It’s the region that boasts Florence as its capital; its verdant, rolling hills have inspired painters and poets alike; and its culinary […]

Drink Italia: White wines for spring – and beyond

Our wine experts have recommended some interesting Italian white wines to enjoy this spring. Here are six of the best we know you will enjoy drinking right the way into summer… Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and white wines hail from all corners of the country, making […]

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 for its bold red wines. Most wine lovers will have heard of its big players: […]

Italian White Wine: Southern Whites

Italian white wine production is dominated by the north, and the northeast in particular. But what else is on offer? Paul Pettengale heads south and to Italy’s islands… Are you bored of Pinot Grigio yet? No, we’re not either, but it does become somewhat tiresome when – if you like your Italian white wines – […]

Italian White Wine: Gavi

Known for its majestic red wines, Piedmont is often overlooked when it comes to Italian white wines. But why? Paul Pettengale introduces you to the surprise hit of Gavi… The people of Piedmont are fiercely passionate about their region. And with good reason. Even though the north western area is cooler than the country?s southern […]

Italian White Wine: Pinot Grigio

From supermarket dross to the go-to white in the wine bars, how did Pinot Grigio?s transformation come about? Paul Pettengale explains that it?s all about quality… Though it?s rather hard to believe it, it wasn?t that long ago when any wine with Pinot Grigio on the label would be parked firmly at the bottom of […]

Italian White Wine: Friuli Region

Once a little-known region in terms of wine making, Friuli is now leading the world in the crafting of fine whites. Paul Pettengale explains why… The last time we dedicated a Drink Italia! column to the white wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia was back in 2008. “It produces white wines that are not only considered to […]