“Wine, and particularly wine with food, is one of the great pleasures of life”.
A very wise person.
Not a surprise, I am a big fan of wine. I rather drink a glass of wine than a glass of beer at any time in any situation. Red wine over white one, Italian over other regions. Sardinian wine even better, but this is just my personal opinion. We also love red wine risotto as you may have noticed in the past!
I decided I wanted to learn more about this spectacular universe, so I signed up to an introductory wine tasting course here in London. I am still way far to be called an expert, but I am learning new things and techniques after every lesson and tasting. If I was just able to categorize in red/white and like/dislike, now I am paying attention to the appearance, the nose and the palate of each wine.
If you usually buy Italian wines you will have certainly noticed all the acronyms written on the label: IGT, IGP, DOC, DOCG, VDT… this can be confusing or mysterious for many people. This is why we decided to write a simple guide to the most common acronyms related to Italian wines….