- Starts:November 11, 2020 8:00 pm
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Italy, Italy, Italy. The history of wine and Italy is intertwined so closely that we can't do it justice in one sentence. But it is.
However, most of the famous wine regions are in the North or mid-North regions of the country. The baking heat that hits the low-lieing South of Italy is virtually a world away from the mountains of the North. Also, it's been hit hard by the economic winds in the last 20 years. Unemployment is hurting the locals badly.
So, plenty of sun, history, expertise, closeness to the sea, interesting soils on great slopes and lots of people willing to work in the vineyards? That's a recipe for incredible value for money.
But the price challenges mean that corners are cut and there's plenty of bad wine around too.
We go find out how Southern Italy can be a paradise for wine lovers and bargain hunters if you just know where to look...
We also catch up with the latest in celebrity wines and try to work out who is slapping their name on an existing wine, vs who is actually trying to make a difference. You might be surprised!
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