Day 3. Today we visited Mantua, a first visit for me. It is actually in Lombardy so no lions of St Mark! The old city is defended by a splendid castle. 338 more words
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This was Week 2 of my WSET Spirits class. We talked about brandy and bitters, and officially entered the realm of the obscure.
Bitters are a category of spirits that are made from various herbs, the blends of which are almost always some kind of state secret. 738 more words
in Castelfranco and the Veneto Region of Italy
If your idea of travel includes admiring, without being rushed and in total tranquility, masterpieces by Giorgione, Lotto, Palladio and Canova or spending a carefree day in the vineyards of Asolo and a Prosecco winery, or experiencing a unique and high-quality cuisine in the company of gracious hosts, then welcome to: 198 more words
- 1 bottle grappa , chilled
- 2-3 bunches frozen grapes
- a few bars good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
- If you’re having a nice night with mates and there’s good wine and some conversation happening then I think this is a lovely thing to bring out a few hours after dinner.