Joe Bastianich explains why Italian wines are special.Joe Bastianich explains why Italian wines are special.
Now what distinguishes Italian wine from perhaps France or even California is that wines are either named after the varietal i.e. Pinot Grigio or Merlot. But, more significantly, in Italy, wines are named after where they come from. Like Brunello DiMontelcino or Chianti Classico. Those are actual places.