Va Va Voom for Valpolicella: 7 towns, 5 valleys, 4 styles, 3 grapes, and one long history - Valpolicella was one of those ‘seminal’ wines that helped introduce Americans to Italian wine. It has ancient roots but modern appeal. At its most basic rendition, it is friendly and fruity, an Italian equivalent of Beaujolais. At its most complex, it is one of Italy’s Kings of Wine/Wine of Kings. Ripasso? That’s a Valpolicella. Amarone? That’s a Valpolicella. Recioto? That’s a Valpolicella. We all think we know it… but do we? Lars Leicht, Italian wine industry veteran and VP/Communication for Somm Journal, will guide us through the intricacies of this historic and unique wine zone to help shed light on what could be considered Italy’s best known but perhaps least understood wine.