Hidden in Plain Sight: Discovering Italy’s Delicious Lesser-Known Wines

Americans’ love affair with Italian wine has raised awareness of that country’s greatest appellations. Barolo, Barbaresco, Chianti, and Brunello are well-known in the States, but their high status also translates to high prices. Lying quietly within many of these regions are smaller sub-regions that produce delicious wines from the exact same grapes. Wine lovers seeking affordable Italian options should discover these hidden gems.

In my latest article for The Daily Meal we will journey to some of Italy’s hidden in plain sight wine regions. Val d’Orcia, Roero, and Franciacorta produce high quality wines from grapes you are already familiar, at value prices. These are beautiful regions making beautiful wines.

For the full story please Click Here To Read Hidden in Plain Sight on The Daily Meal. 


Disclaimer: I visited Val d’Orcia and Franciacorta on press research trips. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

One response to “Hidden in Plain Sight: Discovering Italy’s Delicious Lesser-Known Wines”

  1. Italy was known as the oldest home of wine and its brands are famous all over the world. Italy, nearly followed by Spain and France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. I Papa also like the Italy wine and he has some collection of wines. He using Villa Raiano Fiano di Avellino and Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio all’Oro wine brands.
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