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Excerpt from Wines of ItalyThe tourist who has visited Italy and admired her natural and artistic beauties and her famous monuments, will doubtless have tasted some of the many choice wines grown in the country.He will probably have a pleasantMoreExcerpt from Wines of ItalyThe tourist who has visited Italy and admired her natural and artistic beauties and her famous monuments, will doubtless have tasted some of the many choice wines grown in the country.He will probably have a pleasant recollection of them and will look back with pleasure to the happy days spent in this land of beauty with its wealth of flowers and fruit, where the vine has been cultivated for thousands of years.In every part of Italy, from Piedmont, Lombardy, Liguria, TrentinoAlto Adige, Venetia and Emilia, which form the Northern section, to Tuscany, the Marche, Umbria, the Abruzzi, and Latium which form the central part, down through the Southern districts of Campania, Apulia, Lucania, Calabria, and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, wines are produced of types as various and with organoleptic properties as different as are the geological composition of the soils and the exposure of the land on which the vines grow. Indeed, Italian wines are so numerous that the most fastidious tastes can be satisfied and the most refined requirements met.Not only does the extent of the area planted to vines place Italy at the head of the wine producing countries, but she is ahead of all others for the great variety of her production.The excellent quality of Italian wines, many of which have been exported for centuries to the most distant markets, enables them to travel well, for they are made from grapes which, under the beneficent influence of the mild Mediterranean climate, have ripened to perfection, and they have been carefully prepared by methods slowly perfected by age-long experience. Moreover, special regulations ensure a close supervision of the wine industry, promoting the steady improvement of the output.The following pages describe the most characteristic of the wines coming from the various districts, and will afford a guide to all desirous of knowing what Italian wines are produced and where they come from.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.