On Wine: Sicilian wineries step up focus on quality to produce some top-notch table wines

On Wine: Sicilian wineries step up focus on quality to produce some top-notch table wines

Despite Sicily’s 4,000 years of winemaking history, most of the world has been enjoying serious table wines from this Italian island for only the last 15 years. Quantity was never the issue, as Sicily makes a huge amount of wine, but top-quality table wines from there are a fairly recent category.

Traditionally the majority of Sicily’s wine was destined for production of Marsala fortified wine or for distillation along with the rest of Europe’s overproduction. Additionally, two histor

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