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Dear Dr. Vinny,
Is there a relationship between Allegrini and Valpolicella?
—Gerard W., Dayton, Ohio
Valpolicella is a type of wine, and Allegrini is a producer of Valpolicella. More specifically, Valpolicella is a viticultral zone in Veneto, Italy, and the wines that carry this region's name are made from local grape varieties like Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. Many of the wines are light and fragrant, though Amarone della Valpolicella is a bolder wine, made from dried grapes. The Allegrini family has been making wine for hundreds of years, and is among the best-known producers of Valpolicella.
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