Day 17: Villa Crine

With a history of wine production in the world famous Valpolicella wine region since 1883, a visit to Villa Crine is one of those extra special experiences you'll never forget. The Valpolicella wine region lies between Verona¬†and Lago di Garda, and Villa Crine is located within an idyllic 17th century villa in the town of … Continue reading Day 17: Villa Crine

Day 29: The wines of Ca’Rugate

The Second round of May visitors arrived today, and we wasted no time in getting them acclimated to life in Italy. The best thing to do on a rainy day? Drink wine, of course! So immediately after a quick smorgasbord luncheon at Casa di Maul, we headed west to Azienda Agricola Ca'Rugate. This isn't the … Continue reading Day 29: The wines of Ca’Rugate

A few thoughts on Wine

For all our US-based readers, the idea of wine with dinner, especially out at a restaurant, could well be considered a tremendous splurge.  The restaurant industry is notorious for marking up alcohol at a minimum 100% in most cases.  Your knock-off bottle of California Chianti (which can't by law exist by that name in Europe) … Continue reading A few thoughts on Wine