ITALIAN REDS– French grape varieties rule the world, but Italy, homeland of the immigrants who created the winemaking tradition in America, offers a long list of mouth-watering red alternatives — Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, and a few hundred more. Learn about the history, stylistic options, and winemaking techniques to get the best out of Italian grapes from WineMaker writer Tim Patterson.
TIM PATTERSON is a frequent contributor to WineMaker magazine, specializing in the discussion of wine varietals. He was once told by a wise graduate student advisor to write about his vices. As a result, his freelance writing career over the last three decades has focused on wine and spirits. He writes from his Berkeley, California home.