Corks, Canals & Carpaccio - Wine & Food of Venice
Love the apéritif bubbles of Prosecco or the rich, unctuous reds of Amarone? Popular options indeed, yet Northeast Italian wines offer a lot more delicious diversity. We explore a mix of grapes and styles--some you’ll know, some you won’t--from the historic “Three Venices” region including unique Italian gems from the mountains bordering Austria and yes, Slovenia! The local food pairings really make these wines sing.
More satisfying (and more economical) than a gondola ride through Venice itself, the group drank and ate through a tour of northeast Italy’s wine and food gems. Favorites:
- The Friuli region’s namesake, mountain-loving Friulano grape from Ca'Ronesca (Kunsthaus Zürich, 19.00 chf) was an aromatic, minerally surprise and lovely with the tart Green Apple & Bresaola Salad with a Lemon Poppyseed Viniagrette.
- The "main event" of any Veneto evening must be that famous, full-on crowd pleaser: an oh-so-rich-and-concentrated Amarone from Buglioni (Caratello, 46.00 chf), somehow maintaining finesse with a whopping 16.5% alcohol!