Friday, June 26, 2020

Vino Quotidiano (Everyday Wine)


Everyday wine? "Does that mean you drink wine every day?" you ask? In Italian we'd say "Ma certo!" (but of course!)

Wine is far from an extravagance here unless you enjoy high-priced bottles from famous makers. We like those as much as anyone but reserve them for Sunday pranzo and/or special occasions.

For everyday there's vino sfuso, bulk wine put into your own container. Our favorite source is just off the island of Ortigia where we can purchase what you see in the photo (3 magnum-sized, screw-top bottles we use over and over again + a regular-sized, corked bottle) for the equivalent of $15. 

This time of year we drink far less red wine, so two magnums of rosato (a blend of nero d'avola and nerello mascalese) and another of bianco (in this case inzolia) + the rosso (nero d'avola) will keep our wine glasses full for awhile.

Yep, more than 5 liters of good-quality, enjoyable everyday wine for barely $15 at a place 5 minutes from our house via our shopping bike(s).

Even closer to home is the water fountain. Here you can get 6-liters of cold, sparkling drinking water for the equivalent of 50 cents provided you bring your own containers. Ours, just like for wine, are glass know.

La vita e bella!!!

PS-no word yet as to when visitors from the USA might be allowed into the EU. We'll post something here as soon as announcements are made in case you're interested in enjoying Piedmont Cycling Resort this season. Rumors are flying about something being announced July 1.

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