Foods and Wines of Italy

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The wines of Italy

Eat drink and by merry in Italy - food, cuisine, gastronomy and wine
You can scarcely talk about Italy without at least touching on the subject of its foods and wines - and most probably without finding yourselves in an animated discussion about the Italian cooking, dining and drinking experiences you have had - or are about to have.

Italian foods and wines run from the rustic to the sublime and so the subject is one that ItalyVacationSpecialists must cover if we are to claim comprehensiveness.

If your plans include travel to Italy...take some time to read about Italian food and wine - the better to enjoy them while you are traveling in Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily or any other region of Italy.We will add more and more information as we develop this website, but here is a meager start:
Italian Cuisine

We are just beginning to build our section on Italian foods, cooking and gastronomy but we  have made a good start with these articles on the history of Tuscan cooking and cuisine and sections on the main foods of each Italian regions.

Italian cuisine
Regional cuisine in Italy
Tuscan cuisine
The Wines of Italy

Our section on Italian Wines draw a wide range of materials available on WikiPedia into one convenient place for easy study. Some of the topics covered are

Italian Wines - a general survey of wines in Italy.
Chianti Wines - Chianti Classico and other wines
Brunello di Montalcino - including information on Rossa di Montalcino
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano - wines from the Montepulciano and Val d'Orcia areas
SuperTuscans - non DOC and DOGC wines
Vino Santo - holy wine for dessert