Christine and I embarked into the adventure of offering wine tastings at her beautiful gallery and started with this Italian Wine Tour. We were overwhelmed by the attendance and would like to express our gratitude to all who came. I'd say that the best part of the tasting was the very interesting and lively conversations that emerged spontaneously at the different tables.
The tasting was organized as a tour from the Northeastern Veneto region to Sicily in the Southwest.
We tasted the following wines paired with Italian cheeses by the order shown in this table:
Our sommeliers decided that the best wine was the Primitivo from Puglia (with 11 votes) followed by the Barbera d'Asti. I commented that Primitivo was the only red varietal in the tasting that is broadly consumed in the US. Its name here is Zinfandel. I thought that this might have been a reason why it was the most voted. Another reason could have been that Primitivo is a very fruity and often underappreciated varietal and our sommeliers gave it the appreciation it deserves.
See below some images of the tasting and our wonderful sommeliers: