FLORENCE, Italy – With all of the summer travel, I have a lot of material I want to get up on the blog and some I’m holding back for my other wine writing.

One of the real delights of a two-week trip to Italy in mid June was discovering Enoteca Alissa right next to our hotel in the center of Florence, Italy.

Someone in our group took a phone shot that ended up on YELP!

Someone in our group took a phone shot that ended up on YELP!

I went there for a late afternoon glass of wine one day and met the enchanting Antonella. And I don’t use that word here very often – enchanting.  A second lunch visit convinced me I had to set up a tasting for interested members of our group.

Antonella did not disappoint later that afternoon. We tasted through five wines, plenty of cheese and Italian sausages, and lots of education and entertainment. Antonella used her boot.. up on a chair .. to explain Italy’s wine regions … drew a map …. ran around the room pouring, talking, and illustrating everything good about Italian wine.

When you travel, be sure to explore! This little spot was awesome.

 

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