Our monthly wine night was focused on Italy, the largest wine producing country in the world. We tasted through Alto Adige, Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, and Sicily; exploring the country’s most interesting varietals with foods from each region to match. The night was delicious, informative, and fun.
Pinot Grigio: Usually only good for a few years after bottling.
Chick Pea Chestnut soup: A staple soup from Umbria, is delicious, hearty, and pairs amazingly well with Orvieto.
Aglianico: A grape varietal found in Campania that typically ages 10-15 years before its ready to drink.
Piedmont is a food and wine lovers mecca. Not only is it home to one of the worlds great varietals, Nebbiolo (Barolo and Barbaresco), but also claims Truffles and Nutella as part of the regions staple foods.