Why Now is the Time to Try Italian Wines

An expert's take on wines coming out of Italy (and list of recommendations, too).

This article, written by , appears on Trib Live.

Now’s the time to try Italian wine

Even as January slips away, it’s not too late to resolve to enjoy well made, reasonably priced wines from unfamiliar places. Southern Italy, the vast winegrowing region south of Rome, offers a good starting point.

In the United States, wines from Mezzogiorno — the land of the southern Italian midday sun — receive scant attention compared to their famous northern cousins, such as Barolo and Chianti. But the tide is turning.

The overall quality of southern Italian wines improved steadily over the past 20 years. Read more and view Dave’s list of recommended wines at Trib Live…

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