Anyone who peruses the pages of On the Wine Trail in Italy know I have been a bit obsessed with noting the changes in Italian wine laws. Here is the text from the talk. It was accompanied by a loosely related PowerPoint presentation (by the way, I am not a fan of PowerPoint, except to offer visual markers that relate to something I am talking about). It was accompanied by a tasting of four of the five original DOCG's awarded back in the 1980's. In any case, the talk seemed to be a success (aided by lubrication from Brunello, Barolo and Co.) and I am including it. Here goes:
|Podere - a self sufficient country estate with farm house|
|From Italian Wine for Dummies by Mary Ewing Mulligan, MW|
• Brunello di Montalcino
• Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
What happened that it took 17 years for the first DOCG’s to be officially recognized?
What proceeded from 1966 until the present has been a gradual refinement combined with unchecked growth. Some of it political, some of it simply particular to the Italian psyche.
DOC’s were harder to figure out.
Angelica Sbai’s list) – 330 DOC’s
IGT = IGP ( 118)
|A Different Perspective on the “Buckets” ~ by Italia Wijn|
• The NEW complement – a different way to look at Italian wines “outside the pyramid”
wine blog + Italian wine blog + Italy Teaching an old DOCG new tricks