Italian Whites - Online Tasting
Italian white wines come in a huge range of styles, offering food lovers lots of potential for delicious pairings. It’s impossible to think of Italian wine outside the context of food; certainly in the minds of many Italians. And why should they, with the abundance of local vineyards and native grape varieties? The fact that food and wine have grown up side by side makes the combination as natural as breathing.
Italians, especially in regions such as Piedmont and Tuscany, tend to treat whites as a warm-up for the main act, which is almost always a prestigious red. But I hope to convince you that the whites deserve a starring role on their own account.
Tonight we will taste two delicious wines that just happen to be on offer at your local Waitrose store. We will start with Maree D'Ione Organic Fiano - down to £6.59 from £8.79 and follow that up with Tre Fiori Greco du Tufo at £8.79 from £10.99.
if you wish to eat whilst tasting the wines I would suggest a vegetable risotto, some grilled salmon, any sort of salad - chicken, ham, tuna (just stay away from any sauce or dressing that has heavy citrus notes), or some toasted sourdough with avocado, anchovies and tomato.
Cheeses that would pair well are herbed boursin, feta, goat's cheese (hard or soft) or even some parmigiano.
As always the tasting will be fun, interesting and relaxed. Eat drink and be merry!
The cost of £10 is per household and not per person.
Places remaining: 11
Course Date/Time: Thu 2nd Jul 2020 at 8pm - 9pm
Duration: 1 Hour