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An Introduction To: Central Italy

An Introduction To: Central Italy

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Central Italy comprises Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Lazio. These regions deserve far greater recognition. It is an achingly beautiful province, with some of the country’s finest food and some hugely characterful wines, epitomised by the mighty Sagrantino grape. Peter Mitchell MW walks us through the key features of these stunning regions.

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An Introduction To: White Burgundy

An Introduction To: White Burgundy

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Unlike its red sibling, white burgundy has more genuine equals in the world of wine, with Chardonnay a more malleable variety to different terroirs than Pinot Noir is. However, Burgundy remains the spiritual home of Chardonnay, where is makes spellbinding wines. Peter Mitchell MW introduces us to the key facts of white wine production in this amazing part of the world.

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An Introduction To: Southern Italy

An Introduction To: Southern Italy

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The pace of life in Southern Italy can be very slow. Sun baked throughout the growing season, one would assume this is red wine country. But, alongside some powerful reds, there are interesting, fresh whites. As well as arguably the oldest Grand Cru of the south, Taurasi. Peter Mitchell MW takes us on a journey through this beautiful part of the country.

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An Introduction To: Red Burgundy

An Introduction To: Red Burgundy

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Whilst many very good and some genuinely great Pinot Noirs are made elsewhere in the world, none have yet scaled the heights of the finest Burgundy. The Côte d’Or is home to a complex array of terroirs and producers. Peter Mitchell MW introduces us to the key facts of red wine production in this amazing part of the world.

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An Introduction To: North-East Italy

An Introduction To: North-East Italy

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The Northeast of Italy covers six provinces and produces well over 40% of all Italian wine, with the majority of this (70%) being white. Veneto is by some way the biggest producer in the country, with the volumes coming from mass market behemoths Pinot Grigio and Prosecco.

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An Introduction To: Piedmont

An Introduction To: Piedmont

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Piedmont is possibly the most stunningly beautiful wine region in Europe and feels less ‘Italian’ than many regions further south. It also home to some of the most complex, terroir-driven wines outside of Burgundy. What makes it so special? Peter Mitchell MW takes a dive into this beautiful region.

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An Introduction To: Sicily

An Introduction To: Sicily

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Sicily often feels little to do with mainland Italy but is one of the most fascinating places to visit in all of Europe and home to some incredible wines. From the coast to the mountains, a new generation of winemakers are putting this oft-forgotten piece of Italy back on the map.

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An Introduction To: The Loire Valley

An Introduction To: The Loire Valley

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For most wine drinkers the Loire Valley starts and stops with the Sauvignon Blanc grown in the central vineyards around the small towns of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire, but this large region deserves far more recognition. What is so special about this region? Peter Mitchell MW tells all.

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