Map of Italy

Interesting Facts about Italian Wine Italy is the worlds largest producer of wine.  In 2014 Italys output took second place after France due to a poor harvest but re-established itself to it’s customary role of making more wine than any other country in 2015 Italy is the worlds largest exporter of wine (by volume) The Greeks […]

Chianti DOCG

Up until the 1960s Italy had no classification system by which the grade their wines and rarely even bottled their wines. In 1963 the first of the Italian wine appellations was introduced and has been added the so that today there are now four classifications. The aim of the appellation system was the safeguard the […]


Wine-making in Italy goes back some 4,000 years. It has a climate and growing conditions well-suited to making wine and practically every corner of the country produces wine. It is also one of the most rich and diverse wine-making countries in the world. Introduction to Italian Grape Varieties Italy is the world largest producer of […]

Madeline Jones - Italy wine lover!

Welcome to my website. Who Am I? I’m a boutique hotel and restaurant owner in Italy who has developed a fascination for the wonderful wines of Italy. My journey started in Le Marche which, from a wine perspective, is one of the less well-known regions in Italy. That’s not because the wines aren’t good – […]