Trento – Italy's overlooked fizz


Walter's tasting notes on nearly 60 examples of these useful sparkling wines follow.

And see my reviews of a number of top English sparkling wines (and some still ones) on Thursday – JR.

It's been a year now since news started doing the rounds in Italy that it is the undisputed world leader in the production of sparkling wines. In December last year, Assoenologi, the Italian association of oenologists, euphorically declared that 'Italy has beaten France' in fizz output. No less than 380 million bottles of bollicine, or 'bubbles', as the category is often referred to in Italy, were...