Learn About Pellegrino
Marsala production didn't begin until 1773, but grapes have been grown and wines have been made in this little corner of Sicily for thousands of years. In the mid 1700s, when the popularity of fortified wines from Oporto and Jerez grew immensely, British wine merchants explored possibilities of producing a similar product in other regions. The heady wines of dry, windswept Sicily...
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Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria
Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...
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Learn About Marsala
Marsala is a fortified wine from Sicily, made on the model of Port. Modern Marsala comes in three colors: Gold (Oro), Amber, and Ruby (Rubino). Each color comes in dry (Secco), semi-dry (Semisecco) and sweet versions. There are also five further types based on cask-aging: 1 year (Fine), 2 year (Superiore), 3 year (Superiore Riserve), 5 year (Vergine), and 10 year (Stravecchio).