Off to Italy Tomorrow

Off to Italy Tomorrow

My flight leaves O’Hare tomorrow morning at 11. I cannot express how excited I am to travel to Vinci, Italy courtesy of DaVinci Wine, as part of its Storyteller experience.

Tonight, He Sips and I opened a bottle of DaVinci Pinot Grigio, and I was pleased by its nose (full of citrus and tropical fruits); He Sips said, “lemon yogurt,” which I think is a good description because it has a super creamy mouth feel, especially for a pinot grigio.

So, it wasn’t surprising when I read that 10% of this wine comes from Chardonnay grapes that are left on the vine after the initial harvest. The wine actually smells more like a chard than a pinto grigio, and we said that to each other over dinner tonight.

I’m even more excited to try DaVinci wines where they are made in Tuscany. I will be posting at least every other day from Italy, so be sure to follow the blog for updates, stories, and lots of pictures.

Our itinerary sounds amazing–including a cooking class, a visit to a local pottery shop, a tour of the Leonardo da Vinci museum, and a trip to Florence. And, of course, we’ll be meeting with the local winemakers and tasting the wines!!

Until then…Ciao!

 

 

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