Friday, April 26, 2013

W Wine from Italy


When I walk down the aisles of wine displayed in stores, I always smile when I see vino di Italia.
I will read the label to see if I have visited the region or town where the wine is 'created'.

                                   I had a lesson in how to open wine, taste it and enjoy

Yes, I did just write 'created.   After attending a wine tasting with Yle ( I learned that wine has history, many steps and stages of production and many skilled hands to become the liquid treasure Vino.

And every region is passionate about their wines.  

In Orvietto I had a lengthy conversation with a woman at her wine shop.  Neither she nor I fully understood the entire conversations (Italian/English) but she easily conveyed her love for the popular white wine that I carried back to my hotel.  

Wine is revered in Italy......Each region has their famous wines and wine production is an art.  So it was a pleasure to have Michele show me how to appreciate a wine tasting.  (see video above) conducts specialty food and wine tours throughout the year.    Her first collaboration with Robertson Fine Wine Tours was this April. 
Robertson tour cover the regions of Piedmont, Tuscany, Puglia, Basilicata and Sicily as well as wine and cooking vacations.

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  1. Love Italian wine! Especially with Italian food!

    1. Ciao Anita, tell me which wines you prefer or from which regions. I know nothing about wines but know what I enjoy! while living in Sorrento I tried most of the wines in the grocery store from 1 E to 8E they went higher but you can only drink SO MUCH. Italia, the life.

  2. I high appreciate this post. It’s hard to find the good from the bad sometimes, but I think you’ve nailed it! would you mind updating your blog with more information expat


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