area is a very significant wine growing area. There are people who
like Italian whites, but in our opinion you will drink better if you stick to the sparkling, red and
(the better Prosecco)
is traditionally made out of Garganega and Trebbiano, we find the Trebbiano is better.
Venezia Giulia Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer
and Sauvignon Blanc are usually very clean wines often
without the “kernel” flavour of the past.
de Custoza is a crisp dry white from the Verona area.
expensive, pale and sometimes very good
made of 3 local grapes is a hearty cheap wine
a richer version of Valpolicella
very complex wine made with dried grapes to give great intensity in
a dry wine
will also find Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, much of which is proving very drinkable.
would recommend that you drink plenty of water at lunch on your bike
holiday in hot weather as you need to replenish your body’s
fluids. But you can always add water to your wine, and a jug of the local wine certainly helps the water go
a history linked to both France and Austria the area produces a fair
amount of beer and this has been enhanced more recently by the growth of
microbreweries. As well as the volume lager producers you will
also find smaller producers where you least expect it, such as Pedavena.