For the last month of this year’s #ItalianFWT group, we are going to be talking about wines from lesser known Italian regions.
Here are a six fun facts about Italy and its geography as a way to get you to think about what impacts each wine growing region and which region you want to write about:
A) There are 20 regions
B) The county can be divided into three parts: Northern Italy, Central Italy and Southern Italy.
C) There are important geographical divisions within the country as well – think of the Apennine mountains, the Alps, the major lakes, and the large national parks, among others.
D) The soils are varied through the country and within each region – think of the importance of volcanos in many areas. Think of the wines that are grown on their own rootstocks.
E) Much of Italy is surrounded by water – the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas
F) Think of the Italian Islands – large and small – Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscan Archipelago, Pontine Islands, Tremiti, Egadi, Aeolian Islands, and the Phlegraean Islands. All make wines.
As we know, Italy has 20 regions. All of them are home to grape growers and wine producers but not to the same degree. We will be focusing on wines from those regions perhaps you know less about such as Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy or Liguria in the North, Emilia Romagna and Lazio in Central Italy or Basilicata, Molise, Calabria in the South, among others. Really this month is open to anyone who wants to write about an area that is less familiar to our group. The pictures below are from the Pallavicini winery in Lazio – one of those regions that we don’t always associate with wine.
The Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group explores Italian wine, food, and travel-related topics every month. If you want to participate with an article for this month, then send an email to me at Susannah@vignetocommunications by Tuesday, December 3 where you include:
Title of the article
Your blog URL
Your Twitter handle
Links to any other of your social media accounts
Publish your article at the latest at 8am ET on Saturday, December 7th, so everyone can have time to read and share each other’s articles. Always include the hashtag “#ItalianFWT” in every social media post you make about your article, especially on December 7th.
Be social and share as much as you can, share your fellow blogger friend’s articles in the group, and comment on each and every article.
Sponsored posts are OK if it is clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing a wine or other products for which you have received a free sample.
JOIN THE #ITALIANFWT TWITTER CHAT
Join us on Twitter on Saturday, December 7th at 11 am ET, by adding in the hashtag #ItalianFWT as we explore Wines from Lesser Known Italian regions, and related food and travel. All those of you who are interested in Italian wine, food, and travel are welcome to participate in the chat. We love having new fellow Italian wine and food enthusiasts join and add to the discussion.
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