Monthly Archives February 2015

Franciacorta – Italy’s answer to Champagne

After discovering so many new grape varieties on my last trip to Portugal I was eager to see what new wines I could find when I headed out to Italy to do some research. Like Portugal, Italy has hundreds of grape varieties. For now let me mention just one wine and something that can be tracked down quite easily in the U.K. For a sparkling wine that has a quality level that puts it in competition with good Champagne search out a bottle of Franciacorta. This tiny wine region in northern Italy near lake Iseo makes classy sparkling wine from
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