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With a wine history dating back more than 4,000 years, Italy is one of the most diverse winemaking countries in the world. The statistics are staggering: 4,000 years of winemaking


history, 20 wine regions, 96 provinces, 1,000-plus grape varieties, 4,200 or more wine styles, and thousands of producers.


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he geography and climate of Italy is as diverse as its culture, from the chilly Alpine area in the north to the southern tip of the boot that is on the same latitude as North Africa. Te Apennines mountain range runs down the center of the country, providing slopes of every conceivable altitude, soil, drainage and exposure. Tis produces a wide range of options and styles in Italian wine that are as exciting as they are varied.


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