It is hard to imagine a more exciting or varied wine-producing country than Italy. With a vibrant winemaking history spanning over 2,000 years, and vineyards stretching from the Alps through the Appenine mountains to Sicily, the Italian peninsula is home to an enormous range of climates, topographies and soil types hosting hundreds of distinctive grapes unique to Italy. It is hardly surprising then, that Italy’s wine range is so diverse, spanning all colours and styles, from dry to sweet, still wine to sparkling wine, and everything in between. Enshrined in tradition, linked inextricably to Italy’s rich cultural heritage and regional cuisine, Italian wine is fundamental to Italian lifestyle, and it is impossible to resist either. While not all wines are as famous or revered as Barolo, Chianti, Brunello or Amarone, Italy remains the ultimate destination for food and wine lovers everywhere.