Italy produces more wine than any other country in the world and is now the second favourite UK wine country, mainly due to the popularity of Pinot Grigio based wines.
Two of Italy’s most famous wines are the Nebbiolo grape based Barolo and Barbaresco from the Piedmont Region.
Another famous wine is Chianti, from Tuscany; a wine based on the Sangiovese grape. Tuscany is also home of Montepleciano d’ Arbruzzo.
‘The Trevenito’ region based around Venice, is the home of most Italian white wines including much of the Pinot Grigio varietal.
The region is also the home of the highly popular Prosecco which has recently become the UK’s favourite sparkling wine.