Brunello visits Venice

Free Brunello wine tasting, Wednesday, May 27th.

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I just heard from Giulia, a sommelier friend who works at the Brunello producer Il Paradiso di Frassina just outside Montalcino. She’ll be hosting a wine tasting here in Venice at the end of the month featuring five small producers of Brunello wines. The tasting is free, and will be held at the Fontego dei Pescatori restaurant just off Campo San Felice on the Strada Nova.

I don’t know any of these producers, and rarely get a chance to enjoy Brunello, so I’m really looking forward to it. I also know that Frassina grapes are a bit special in that, undergoing an experiment in association with the Florence University Agriculture Department, they are serenaded as they grow with Music among the Vines. Read about it on their website, then come and see if you can taste the melodies the vines have absorbed. That, and Giulia speaks English very well…

Brunello Visits Venice:

  • May 27th
  • 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Al Fontego dei Pescatori
  • Calle Priuli, Cannaregio 3726
  • vaporetto, Ca d’Oro
  • 041 520 0538
  • Tasting is free

I intend to give our visitor a hearty welcome.

Tchin, tchin!

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