Wednesday February 19, 2020

The real story of Venice’s vineyards

It’s no surprise that Venetian winemaking has an identity all its own

10th April, 2016
Italian winemakers still use regional techniques, more than a century on from the unification of the country

The Veneto might be the hinterland of the Italian city of Venice and an administrative region of Italy, but its five million residents don’t really consider themselves Italian. Their ancestors were the occupants of the Most Serene Republic of Venice – the longest-existing republic in history – and this separation still exists in their collective memory.

In fact, travelling around wine regions in Italy, it is hard to get anyone in Italy to...

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