In Vino VeritasIn Vino Veritas! In wine there is truth.
Italy though smaller in size than France and California is the world’s largest wine producing country. With 20 wine regions stretching from its north to south end, Italy also offers the most variety of wines.
Wine, food and art have been important in the world since the beginning of time. I recently visited Italy and enjoyed a first hand experience in the Italian history of art, food and wine.
“I feast on wine and bread, and feasts they are.” -- Michelangelo, 1475-1564) To study history, politics and yes religion we learn of the prevalence of art, food, and wine the whole world over. From Popes, Emperors, Kings, Pharos to humble artists and wealthy aristocrats and even enslaved people history shows us the importance of art.
I was so taken with the Tuscano Region (Tuscany) with its rich history and incredible food and wine. Driving through the region is like being immersed in a painting.
Every meal better than the last and the wine was simply divine! Our wine tours were so delightful, and Italian wine making is all about the land and the sky. The Tuscan area produces olives as well.
The grapes produced at the vineyards we visited in the Maremma region of Tuscany were predominantly Merlot, Sangiovese, Chianti and Cabernet Sauvignon for red.
Vermentino is a crisp, acidic grape with herbal hints lent by the Mediterranean scrub, Vermentino is among the most appreciated Italian native whites. Extremely durable and resistant to both heat and drought, it grows particularly well in coastal areas such as the Tuscan Maremma.
I highly recommend a visit to Italy! Begin your meals with a Prosecco and enjoy a limoncello or grappa too! Because, "When in Rome..."
Please come to paint and enjoy wine and charcuterie with me at Pinot's Palette-Dulles. It is our modern take on art, food and wine!