10. Italy

Italy may seem like an unlikely country to mention on a list of the top 10 up-and-coming wine regions, but the explosion of great wines from appellations that few people have ever heard of before is more than enough to warrant its inclusion. Oltrepo Pavese, Valcalepio in Lombardy, the entirety of Apulia, and Alto Adige in the north are just a small sampling of the places where this ancient wine land is hitting its stride. So, please, go exploring. You'll be amazed by how many surprises Italy holds in store.
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( Paul Harris )

Italy may seem like an unlikely country to mention on a list of the top 10 up-and-coming wine regions, but the explosion of great wines from appellations that few people have ever heard of before is more than enough to warrant its inclusion. Oltrepo Pavese, Valcalepio in Lombardy, the entirety of Apulia, and Alto Adige in the north are just a small sampling of the places where this ancient wine land is hitting its stride. So, please, go exploring. You'll be amazed by how many surprises Italy holds in store.

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