On Wine: Piedmont’s unique reds differentiate themselves from an increasingly homogenous pack

On Wine: Piedmont’s unique reds differentiate themselves from an increasingly homogenous pack

When the entire wine world seems to be producing wine mainly from the same four red grape varieties—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir—it is refreshing that regions of Italy, Greece and Portugal, along with parts of France, remain noble exceptions to the globalization that is affecting wine today.

Piedmont, Italy, in particular, is producing delicious, notable wines by sticking to native varieties. Tucked away in Northwest Italy—bordering France and Swit

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