Bardolino's sass and sinew

Lake Bardolino - Jonathan Reeve

Bardolino is a wine that should no longer be taken lightly. The evocative Lake Garda is pictured above and below by Jonathan Reeve (our James Bond specialist).

It’s pretty brutal, but in our Learn section, we describe the Veneto as ‘Italy’s wine factory’. I wince when I read that.

Up-front confession: I've dabbled quite a bit in Italy's wine factory. I love a juicy Valpolicella; I think Lugana has great potential to be great; and I have developed a bit of a crush on Bardolino Chiaretto. But it’s true that this swathe of north-east Italy is the powerhouse...