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  1. Introduction
  2. Factors favoring Italy's wine production
    1. Globalization and the emergence of new wine producing countries
    2. Legislation
  3. The major players in the industry
    1. Producers
    2. La Cantina Sociale
    3. Consorzio or Consortia
    4. Promoters of wine
    5. Consumers
  4. Phenomenon
  5. Institutional actors
    1. Internal stakeholders
    2. External actors
  6. Institutional logic
  7. Governance structure
  8. Structural mobilization
  9. Governing policies
  10. Fermentation process
  11. Periodization
  12. Summary table

Italy, along with France, has been one of the world's largest producers of wine for centuries. Prior to this, the Romans and the Etruscans had been cultivating vine. The Romans covered a large part of Western Europe with regard to this activity.
Wine is produced throughout the Italian territory, ranging from northern part in Sardinia to the southern part in Sicily. Thanks to its fragmented nature, the country has been producing a variety of wines and has involved many livelihoods in the process.

[...] Although producers have ignored the quality of the wine for long and have preferred production of more quantity, they have come to realize that they also need to serve good quality wine. c. Phenomenon The Consortium or a cantina social executes in a similar way. The independent producers in the same area with similar know-how and products come together to share their resources. Although drafts of the cooperation took place in the early 20th century, the majority of social cantinas has emerged in the 1950s and has enjoyed strong economic growth. [...]

[...] During the second phase of fermentation, the wine is poured into an airtight container. This second phase process yields in the end, a higher alcohol content. Depending on what ingredient(s) the winemaker adds to this mixture; more yeasts, or perhaps a blended finished wine, will determine if the end result for this harvest. g. Periodization The first signs of collective movements in the wine sector in Italy date back to antiquity. As wine was a very important source of business with the Romans, the producers were prominent figures in the political life of the city. [...]

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