Wine In ItalyItalian wine is mostly produced in each and every region of Italy, bringing the country close to the leading wine producing regions of the world. Italy is also the leading producer of wine, having an area of 715,000 ha under cultivation, and contributing to an overall 2020 fiscal year output of 48.3 thousand hl of wine per year. The majority of Italian wine production occurs in the northern part of the country in the regions of Tuscany and Abruzzo. Italian wine has for many years been renowned for its premium quality and it is the main beverage for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries and family parties. The popularity of Italian wine has soared in recent times and this is largely attributed to the growing number of wineries. Most Italian wine producers are located in regions with Mediterranean climates and the majority of wine making is still carried out by traditional methods using traditional and versatile grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Most of Italy's wine producing regions lie within the borders of Germany, France and Austria, giving rise to a lot of interrelated terms and regional names. These include Iseo-iterranean, Ionian, Umbria, Campania, Sardinia and Sicily. A large part of Italy is in the Ionian Archipelago. These are parts of the Mediterranean that face the Tuscan Sea and the Adriatic sea. They are home to a large variety of Italian wines, most notably the local Veneto wines. Apart from the many famous and well-known Italian wine producers, another major player in Italy's wine industry is Tuscany. The region has for centuries been a major tourist attraction and a major center of the wine and food traditions in Italy. Some of the best Italian wines produced in Tuscany can be identified in regions like Rosso di Montalcino, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, parts of Modena, Favignano, Padua, Trentino and Volterra. Many of these wine producers produce wines exclusively for the Italian market. Italy is very popular for its festivals and the best places to visit during them. During the summer months, Tuscany becomes the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Italian summer weather. Some of the best places to visit during summer include the Montalcino, the Castles of Capri, the Terramarena, the Val d'Orcia and the Siena Valley. There are also some beautiful wine bottles to be found during the spring season. Italy is known for its varietal characteristics which have led to it being called the "Land of the Grapes". This is because of the hundreds of varieties of grapes that can be found in this country. Some of the most common types of grapes that are grown in Italy include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Shiraz. It is a misconception that Italian wine is made only from the grapes of grapes. Some other varieties that are often grown in Italy include the varieties of Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Moetens Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc with herbs, Syrah with hops and Pinot Noir with oak. Italian wine has come to be recognized as a unique style of wine with some producers actually using modern day machinery to process their grapes. The majority of Italian wines produced are of an outstanding quality and are known for their flavor. There are two wine classification systems used in Italy; the Old World system and the New World system. The Old World system is based on the vintage year and applies to wines produced between the years 1375 and 1940. The New World system is based on the vintage year, since it doesn't follow any type of rules and applies to any wine that was produced after the year 1375. Italy has a diverse wine culture; the different types of grape varietals and wineries have produced several types of wines. Some of the famous Italian wine producers include Spina Zappelli, Bertani, Barolo, Bertani, Castel Sant' Andrea, DiSvolta, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferrari, Gruppo Italiano, Lambrusco, Marzocchi, Mozart, Pignolo, Pinotage, Prosecco, Riedling, Schladming, Schloss, Tuscany, Vino Nobile and Zenato. There is a huge diversity of Italian wine and you will be amazed at the varieties available. There is something for everyone to drink from the light wines to the heavy fortified wines. Italy has some of the best wine regions in the whole of Europe. The main wine producing and famous Italian wines include Bianco, Castelluccia, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Basilicata, Carobie, Cava, Colli, Corfu, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany and Veneto. The major cities and centers of Italy are Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence, Bologna, Genoa, Venice, Lucca, Trentino, Besiktas, Barcelona, Andalusia and Pisa. A trip to this amazing country will give your mind a great surprise.