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A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine


You’ve probably had a glass of Chianti here, a flute of Prosecco there. But how much do you really know about Italian wine? Demystify the  grape types and label setup with this Italian wine primer from Serious Eats. It’s got all you need to know for your date tonight. Well, all you need to know about selecting a bottle of wine, at least. Cheers!

It’s an old saying, but in Italy, what grows together truly goes together. If you love Italian food like I do—the pasta, the prosciutto, the olive oil—exploring Italian wine is a fun next step.

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Illustration by Robyn Lee

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.