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Italy

Italy is something of a vinous nightmare with climates ranging from the cold Alpine north to the sweet sunshine of Sicily, over 2000 indigenous grape varieties planted togther with many plantings of international varieties now and of course, the system of quality gradation, D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. The two are more or less the same but the latter means it's Guaranteed!!

If you can look past these hard to understand elements, Italy has an absolute wealth of superb wines for you to enjoy. One thing to bear in mind, most wines are red and thus are designed to partner food. You'd never catch a self-respecting Italian watching a football match with a glass of red in his hand but then again, you'd never find the same man eating dinner (except for a Pizza) without a glass of red to hand.

Some of the more famous wines such as Chianti, Barolo and Prosecco are well known to us English but lesser known wines can be the greatest fun of all to drink and offer incredible value as well. Ever heard of Falanghina Irpinia? No? Well neither had my friends in Piemonte but it can be a wonderful white wine and much more fun to drink than it is to pronounce!

Look through our list of Italian wines and there'll be something for everybody. Sweet or dry, sparkling or still, red white or rose, you like it, your sure to find it!

  • Astoria Il Puro Merlot
    £12.00

    Astoria Il Puro Merlot

    Astoria Vini

    Astoria Il Puro Merlot has intense aromas of red berries and spice that give into a full and generous palate with supple structure. The finish is l...

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    £12.00
  • Astoria 'el Ruden' Veneto Rosso I.G.T.
    £14.45

    Astoria 'el Ruden' Veneto Rosso I.G.T.

    Astoria Vini

    High quality and slightly unusual! Ruden in Venetian dialect means rust, hence the colour of the label. It is a blend of equal quantities of Merlot...

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    £14.45
  • Cantina Fratelli Pardi Montefalco Rosso
    £17.90

    Cantina Fratelli Pardi Montefalco Rosso

    Cantina Fratelli Pardi

    Cantina Fratelli Pardi Montefalco Rosso is an intense and brilliant ruby colour, with a fine, vinous nose dominated by forest fruits and red cherri...

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    £17.90
  • Merlot del Veneto - Cantata della Vite
    £8.95

    Merlot del Veneto - Cantata della Vite

    Casa Girelli

    A ripe and juicy red wine with blueberry and plum fruit in both the aromas and on the palate. Tannins are ripe and sufficient to support the flavou...

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    £8.95