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The entire series of 13 half hours is available on DVD at www.createspace.com Visit our YouTube channel – youtube.com – for a coupon code worth .00 off the DVD set. Basilicata produces some of Italys best fruit and vegetables and Aglianico del Vulture, considered to be the Barolo of the South. To the North is the Torre Quarto estate, which launched the wines of Puglia to the outside world. Near Trani is the Castel del Monte wine district and the location of Rivera, whose speciality is wine from indigenous grape varieties, in particular Nero di Troia. We visit the historic battle site known as Canne Della Battaglia and Lecce known as Florence of the South. The Murge Hills is Puglias second largest wine producing district and the location of the Tomaresca Estate. The Trulli district of unusual dwellings is where Locorotondo, the fruity full bodied white wine, is produced. We present the preparation of a traditional lamb recipe.
Italian Wine and your Italy Vacation
During your Italy vacation you will find that wine is very important to the country. It has some of the oldest vineyards in the world and some of the best wines are produced here. About 20% of wine in the world is produced in Italy. While you are on your Italy vacation you will find that wine is served with every meal and sometimes in-between meals. It will be offered to you almost everywhere you go because grapes are grown all over Italy, and wine is made by everyone, from the villagers to the large commercial wineries. It is said that there are over one million vineyards in Italy!
So what are some of the wineries you should visit on your Italian vacation? The Enthusiastic Traveler offers winery tours in May, September and October. This tour is in the Tuscan region which is the home of the Super Tuscan. Super Tuscan wines do not follow the rules of wine making. Blends are made using non-traditional methods of combining certain grapes which are not normally combined. The tour will take you to a farm called Castel Pietraio in a beautiful hillside town near Siena for a simple wine tasting of wines made by squeezing grapes in barrels. There is also a visit to an ancient castle complete with a wine making baron who has discovered some very rare grapes to use in his wines. For your vacation in Italy “The Enthusiastic Traveler” may be contacted through its website at theenthusiastictraveler.com
Ca’Bruzzo Italian Winery is found in Northern Italy close to Venice. They grow 5 varieties of grapes here and produce about 20,000 bottles a year. This is a small family owned winery and they believe their close physical contact with the vines make for their especially tasty wines. During your Italy vacation, you may want to take this tour because not only do you get to taste wine at its different stages of development and see the wine cellar, but the family will also teach you how to make wine and care for a vineyard. There is a lot of focus on the benefits of organically grown grapes. If you enjoy this vineyard, the Bruzzos can even ship their wine to you so you can continue to experience the amazing taste. This winery can be contacted through its website at cabruzzo.com
One of the most memorable wines that you may come across during your Italy vacation is called “Est! Est! Est!” It is a semi-sweet white wine from Montefiascone. It has some effervescence and a mildly fruity flavor. It is said that this wine got its name from the story of a German bishop who needed to go to Rome and sent someone ahead of him to mark the doors of inns serving the best wines along the way. He marked the doors with the word “Est!” in chalk and when he got to Montefiascone he liked the wine so much that he marked the inn door with “Est! Est! Est!”
Wines are a centerpiece of Italian culture. No matter where you land in Italy, you are bound to find some of the best wines on earth. Remember, for all your travel needs visit us at myroadtotravel.com
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