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When discussing the wines of the world, you may hear the common misconception that Italy's best wines are all red. This is not always true. While Italy does make twice as many red wines as white (and some of the famous names such as Chianti, Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino are red), don't discount Italian white wines because they can be superb. The region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia makes excellent white wines and so does Alto Adige. Check out Campania's Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. Piedmont and Tuscany - the red wine capitals of Italy - also make fine whites such as Gavi, Arneis and Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|