Italian Winemakers Find New Success Worldwide

Italian Winemakers Find New Success Worldwide

Americans are buying more wine from Italy than any other foreign country: $786 million worth over the 52-week period that ended June 28, according to Nielsen.

Wines from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy are drawing increasing respect and attention worldwide, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. 

In response, winemakers in Piedmont are broadening their lines beyond the nebbiolo grapes used to make Barolo and Barbaresco.  In some cases, they’re also modernizing their winemaking techniques — a trend that has touched off a struggle between new innovations and traditional practices, the Tribune noted.