The flavors of Italy's sweet, dry, fruity, and earthy wines come from the land where the grapes are grown, thus finding the ideal location for a vineyard is critical for Italian wineries. White wines from Italy are available in a variety of styles, varying from bubbly and sweet to silky and fruity to crisp and dry. For light meals including fresh produce, Italian white wines tend to be sweeter and fruitier. Italian red wines are fruitier in the south and earthier in the north. Italy is a major supplier of wine, with a particular focus on sweet Italian wines, often known as dessert wines.