The Drinking Hour podcast: Italy with Sarah Knowles MW

In episode 69 of The Drinking Hour podcast, host David Kermode is joined by Wine Society buyer Sarah Knowles MW to take listeners on a journey to Italy, discussing history and innovation in the world of Italian wine

Words by Club Oenologique Editors

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Italy’s varied landscapes don’t just produce stunning vistas: they’re what makes the country’s food and wine offering so unique. The country’s 700-mile-long spine of mountain ranges dotted with volcanoes, lush vegetation and a captivating coastline is the origin of around 300 indigenous grape varieties, and each is reflective of this diversity of terroir.

These natural factors teamed with passion from the winemakers who harness them is what made Sarah Knowles MW, Italian buyer for The Wine Society, fall in love with the country’s wine. In this week’s episode of The Drinking Hour podcast, Knowles joins host David Kermode to share her knowledge of the region, and discuss why diversity in terroir matters in everything Italy produces, from its wine to its tomatoes.

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