The softer, sweeter side of Primitivo, the Rinforzo Salento Primitivo. 100% Primitivo from Salento, Puglia, Italy. The grapes are dried for … [Read more...]
The Best Italian Wine - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
Italian wine can be confusing but this is what happens when wine has been made in a place for hundreds and hundreds of years! Just don't let the confusion stop you from exploring the many fascinating wines and regions of Italy, it is one of our very favorite spots for great value wines.
Sangiovese is one of the major grapes in Italy, being the backbone of such renowned Italian wine as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino as well as many Super Tuscans. A few of the often overlooked areas in Italy; however, may give the best value.
Alto Adige in the northern part of the country offers fascinating and affordable red and white wines. Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea likewise offers tremendous value in varieties like Nero d'Avola that you generally don’t find anywhere else. Of course we'll also offer some tried and true favorites from places like Tuscany and beyond and even the occasional Amarone and Barolo that falls into our price range.
Read on for our list of The Best Italian Wine Under $20!
The 12 e mezzo Primitivo del Salento, an Italian version of a big, tasty Zinfandel. Primitivo from the province of Taranto, Salento, … [Read more...]
Barbera like you've never had it before, the Ricossa Antica Casa Piemonte Barbera Appassimento. 100% Barbera from Piedmont Italy. This is … [Read more...]
Our latest Trader Joe's find, the Casone Toscana, a tasty blend of Sangiovese and Syrah. 80% Sangiovese and 20% Syrah from Tuscany, Italy. … [Read more...]
The deceptively simple and extremely charming Fantini Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. 100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from 10-20 year old … [Read more...]
The smooth, ripe and tart Luiano Chianti Classico. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy. The wine is … [Read more...]