Planning a trip to Italy without incorporating a visit to one of its lush vineyards would be a real waste. Wine is deeply rooted in Italy’s cultural history and is a staple part of their cuisine. Matching food with wine is what Italians do best, besides, all that fantastic cheese needs to be washed down with something that tastes just as good right?
Similarly to olive oil, almost every region in Italy produces some kind of wine. This is due to the overall sunny and mild climate combined with favorable soil and hilly terrain that’s present throughout the entire country.
For instance, wine and olive oil tasting in Tuscany is a popular way to spend a pleasant evening surrounded by friends and family while you learn about the rich winemaking history of this region and their prized red grape Sangiovese.
Maybe your journey takes you to the hilly region of Piedmont, where you can try out arguably the most renowned wine in Italy, the Barolo. Combine this rich in texture wine with the local cuisine, and you’ll be in for a feast.
Also, our favorite gastronomic region, Emilia-Romagna, features several high-quality wines, including those that are DOCG certified. In layman terms, this means they carry the highest designation of quality among Italian wines.