Yesterday we spoke about White Truffles. What goes great with truffles? Wine of course. Italy has many wine regions. In fact the whole country is divided into wine regions. Everyone drinks and enjoys wine in Italy. Wine Folly lists these regions and the wines that come from each.
Everyone has heard of Chianti but Italy produces other great wines. The Brunello is one of the great wines from Italy. It can be expensive but is among the best wines in the world.
Here are some of the wines and regions (see map above) with wines you might have tried:
- Valpolicella from Veneto
- Super Tuscan, Chianti, Barolo, Brunello and Sangiovese from Tuscany
- Orvieto from Umbria
- Cabernet Sauvignon from Abruzzo
- Chardonnay from Puglia
Chianti is by far the most popular Italian wine. If you choose a Chianti, look for one with a Black Cock on the neck of the bottle. This is the sign of the best Chianti in Italy. Producers have to follow strict standards to be able to display the black cock.
Have a fun wine tasting party. Select 2 or 3 wines from a region. Cover each bottle and label it A, B, C etc. Have your guests taste each and vote on their favorite. This is a great way to taste related wines blindly and see what you enjoy.
George & Jo Anne
Categories: Europe, Italy, Regions of Italy, Truffles, Tuscany, White Truffles, Wine
Tags: Abruzzo, Barolo, Brunello, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chianti, Italian, Italian people, Italy, No Tour Touring, Orvieto, Puglia, Sangiovese, Super Tuscan, Tourism, Travel, Travel and Tourism, Tuscany, Umbria, Valpolicella, Veneto, Wine
Pictures of Palazzo Fizzarotti in Bari in Puglia region of southern Italy. Watch this interesting set of pictures taken in Bari, a city on the Adriatic Sea of Italy. Italy has so many diverse settings from its glorious mountains to its majestic seas. Bari is a beach you don’t want to miss. The video below takes you through the area of Bari. Enjoy and visit Bari soon.
Don’t forget to stop at a trattoria order some local food and wine and as you are enjoying it, watch the people go by.
Bari dal Chiringuito (Photo credit: Andrea Giudiceandrea)
George & Jo Anne
Categories: Europe, General Travel, Italy
Tags: Adriatic Sea, Alberobello, Apulia, Bari, Brindisi, Italian people, Italy, No Tour Touring, Puglia, Romance, Rome, Travel, Travel and Tourism, Wine
Italy Magazine says Trulli is a very unique place to visit. Trulli is in the southern part of Italy in the Puglia region. The magazine says, “Dotted across the landscape, alone or in clusters, with one cone or even a dozen, they look like miniature rustic fairytale castles – Asterix meets Disney.” Just look at the homes in the picture. They have been described as Italy’s farm sheds. Isn’t this a place you would love to visit? What a romantic place to spend time together.
Trulli strung along via Monte Pertica in Alberobello, province of Bari, Italy. The whitewashed symbols were added following the restoration of the stone roofs in the 1980s and 1990s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Categories: Europe, General Travel, Italy, Puglia
Tags: Alberobello, Apulia, Italian, Italian people, Italy, Jarno Trulli, No Tour Touring, Puglia, Romance, Tourism, Travel and Tourism, Trulli, Trullo, World Heritage Site