We can’t really be expected to do Italy any true justice using mere words, can we? With over 2,000 native, tremendously obscure varietals alone, no country requires more effort from your elbow (and wine glass polishing rag) than Italy. The diversity in style, ranging from rustic and gamey to refined and austere, is endless. Throw away your study guide, put down Instagram, and dive into a bottle - it’s the only way to understand.