Get inspired by the whites of Italy

on 07/09/10 at 1:16 am


Clean, unoaked choices range beyond pinot grigio.

Just as Italy’s vast and varied cuisine seems to have been boiled down to a few tired and true warhorses — spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, cheese pizza — on the trip across the North Atlantic, so too has the choice of Italian wine often appeared to be limited to familiar reds such as Chianti or lambrusco. Italian whites rarely seem to figure in the popular imagination, and when they do, the pick always seems to be pinot grigio.

Time to break out of that same-old-same-old mold. Italy grows hundreds of wine grape varieties.

{Full story via Chicago Tribune}