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Wine Tasting in Italy While on Bike Tour

Beppe Salerno
Posted by Beppe Salerno on Oct 18, 2016 2:15:34 PM

Not just wine tasting, but a wine tour. You’ll get to experience different Italian wines and witness how they’re made. Sounds good?

Wine tasting in Italy isn't like any wine tasting you experience on a roadside bar, or the ones you get from shopping centers. In fact, far from it!

Here it in Italy, wine tasting is taken into a whole new different level.

We let you immerse yourself with the experience of sampling different wines from different local wineries. Not only do you get to sample the best wines in the country. You also learn about the rich history, the craft of creating and processing them, and the passion behind each brand (which often is a family).

You'll also learn which kind of wines go best with different types of food. Not to mention while enjoying the beautiful landscape of the country.

A few things to remember while on a wine tour:

Be open-minded

You might have preferences in wines and that’s totally okay. The purpose of a wine tour is to get yourself familiar with other kinds and brands. Don’t be reluctant in trying even those you think you wouldn’t like. You might surprise yourself by discovering a new favorite!

Be curious

This is a tour. So it’s okay to ask questions. And we encourage you to do so. By asking questions you learn more about the wine, the types of grapes they were made from, the process of creating it, and the people behind it. Don’t be shy and ask away!

Be polite

This is a given, but it’s worth mentioning. When you go on wine tour, remember that this is synonymous to a person inviting you to his home. So be courteous always especially if you’re on a group tour.

Friuli and Slovenia

You’ll go on an easy bike path from Friuli to Slovenia, the Alps as the backdrop of most of the journey.

In Friuli, we stop at Livio Felluga at a very special location: The Abbey of Rosazzo.

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The wine cellar dates back to the 13th century. The abbey is also a crossroad to the East and West which makes it a sort of melting pot for both cultures. Having a taste of their wine means experiencing their culture and diversity.

Piedmont

This tour highlights two important wine regions, Langa and Roero. Cycle the rolling hills covered with vineyards and quaint medieval villages.

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Look forward to a cooking class with our local guide Denise and her mamma Giovanna at the Marrone Family Winery.

They produce Barolo there. Barolo is a red Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) which is Italy’s greatest wine. Just in case you’re wondering, DOCG means the wine is produced in strictest regulations possible.

Sicily

Cycle around a lesser traveled Sicily.

This tour features wine tasting from Ulmo Wine Estate owned by the Planeta family.

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We stop there for a visit and wine tasting on lake Arancio. In other words, wine experience in a beautiful landscape overseeing the lake Arancio, just a few meters from the farmhouse.

Local cuisine. Great tasting wines. Beautiful scenery. All these while on an active travel tour in Italy.

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Topics: wine, slow food, food and drink tour, chef bike tour

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