This country has about as many wines as it had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myriad of meals.
Guest: Nick Materese, Wine Marketer Extraordinaire
Nick Materese began his journey in food rich New York indulging in Finger Lakes wines before moving out to Arizona to spread his culinary and drinking wings. He has managed several restaurants and wine bars and helped build numerous highly acclaimed wine shops from the ground up. The opportunity to teach about food and wine eventually brought him back to the East Coast. Today he works for one of metro DC's premiere boutique importer's, and he is also currently pursuing several side projects involving the quest for the perfect pint, eating copious amounts of good food and of course sharing stories about exceptional wine and fantastic spirits.
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