Opening up an Italian wine is often opening up a bottle of hurt. While the Italian classification systems aren’t as difficult as the French, they’re not as straightforward as say, Spain. There exist multiple levels, two “top” levels as the first (DOC) was crapped up and thus reattempted (DOCG), as well as local classifications like Superiore and Classico. To randomly pick an Italian wine could easily see you picking up a fiasco and missing out on the great wealth of wines that Italy has to offer. As a side note, […]

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