Italian Wine News

Alto Adige, also known by its German name Südtirol, is one of Italy’s most unique wine areas. In the past decades, the import and cultivation of various grapes, as well as a more refined use of the indigenous Gewürtztraminer varietal, has brought this province to the top in the world of white wines. Excellent Lagrein-based red wines...


The ancient muscat grape can be found all over Italy, but its claim to fame is its use in the Piemonte region, where winemakers cultivate the Moscato Bianco varietal to make Asti spumante (sparkling) and Moscato d’Asti (still or lighty bubbly) DOCG wines. Being fairly sweet, Moscato is usually served with desserts, but...


Dedicated fans of America’s Zinfandel get ready for a fling with Zin’s charming Italian cousin: Primitivo di Manduria DOC. While Zinfandel has grown to be an important American wine in recent decades, the Salento region of Puglia has been producing a bold, tannic purple wine from the same grape varietal since the 18th century...