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Chianti, Barbaresco, Barolo. Italy has long been known for producing top vintages. But the country’s vintners are now having to make room for producers of another alcoholic beverage that has caught drinkers’ attention: beer.

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Chianti, Barbaresco, Barolo. Italy has long been known for producing top vintages. But the country’s vintners are now having to make room for producers of another alcoholic beverage that has caught drinkers’ attention: beer. This weekend at the Salone del Gusto food and drinks fair in Turin, the presence of dozens of artisan brewers made it feel like a second Oktoberfest.

Now in its eighth edition, the Salone (21-25 October) is organised by Italy’s Slow Food movement. Housed in Turin’s Lingotto fairgrounds, once home to a Fiat factory, the biennial gathering draws some 200,000 connoisseurs eager to sample the gastronomic delights that have been baked, stewed and pressed by 900 exhibitors.

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