From Sergio at Italian Wine Merchant: “I have spent more than a thousand days in Italian vineyards from the Alps of Alto Adige to the volcanoes of Sicilia. With wines coming from 2,000 varietals, no other country can justifiably challenge her as champion of diversity; and the range shown by 27,000 producers brings out a rich spectrum of characteristics in the fruit and terroir. Journalists often ask me if I believe Italian wine suffers from not having a single identity, and my answer is always the same: Italy’s diversity is her identity and her greatest asset. This is the common element found in all subjects which Italy masters.”

Perhaps some of Italy’s finer wines would make useful additions to your own cellar!