If there’s one thing Italy will never be short of, it’s high-quality red wine. And whilst there are great wines to be found all across the country, the most popular tend to originate from the regions of Tuscany, Piemonte and Veneto.

The two “aristocratic” northern regions of Piemonte in the west and Veneto in the east, produce Barolo and Amarone, probably the most instantly recognisable names of Italian fine wine. Both are classy and structurally complex, but they differ quite considerably in both their make-up and production methods.