The role of everyday wines is often overlooked, but these Italian reds are excellent reminders of how important they can be.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
Though noted primarily for red wine, Italy actually makes more white. These are diverse, delicious, great values and not a pinot grigio among them.
In the Abruzzo region of Italy, harvesting the lucrative spice is a centuries-old tradition, infused with a deep-seated passion for the land and its history.