Old World Wine: Italy
From Alto Adige to Sicily, Italy produces some of the greatest wines to ever touch glass. Simply put, we're mad for Italian Wine!
Upon walking into any of our Cambridge Wines locations, one thing you'll notice right away is our vast Italian Wine selection. This is by design, of course, as some of the most coveted wines available in the world come from Italy and the isles surrounding it. With so many unique terroirs, native and classic grape varietals, winemaking styles and history, we can confidently say that Italy makes wine for every palate and price-range...but where to start? Well, here are a few quick ideas!
If you are a fan of Champagne, try a traditional sparkler from Franciacorta (we love this one from Antica Fratta). If you're into the big, powerful reds of Napa and Bordeaux, you'll LOVE the wines of Bolgheri, like this bold red blend made with only classic French varietals. Enamored by the ethereal white wines of the Loire Valley and Burgundy? Try Fiano di Avellino or Greco di Tufo from Campania.
Of course, there are many wines we know and love that have been on our minds for generations, such as the powerful Brunello di Montalcino from Tuscany, the twin pillars of Piedmont - Barolo and Barbaresco, and the long-standing emperor of Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella. If you love wines like these, but don't want to break the bank every time you pop a cork, there are AMAZING wines made from the same grapes, same vineyards and same producers but with less rules, more supply and just as much character.
In conclusion, when in Rome, well...DRINK THE WINE! The same goes for Tuscany, Piedmont, and Veneto, too! Don't have a trip planned for this afternoon? That's ok, we've got you covered! Click here to check out our current Italian inventory online, or stop by any of our three locations to see the awesome selection we continually curate both on the shelf and in The Cellar. It's our pleasure to share this great wine country with you!
Salute e Cin Cin 🍷
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