Italy and value

Ottone restaurant in Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Walter wrestles with the concept of good-value Italian wines in this stream of consciousness, and eventually overcomes his Cabernet-phobia at this Veneto restaurant. See also his more specific recommendations.

The opinions expressed below are my own.

A couple of weeks (or was it months?) ago I was forwarded a request from someone professionally close to me to write about ‘good-value Italian wines’. It is not the first time that I have received such a request, notably from Jancis, who has in the past urged me to write about Dolcetto and Barbera as good-value alternatives as well as Barolo and Barbaresco.

I chose to...