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Question about Tuscan/Florence and its wineries.

Old Oct 21st, 2004, 12:31 PM
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I am traveling to Tuscany with 2 friends
Nov 1-8. We're staying in Figline and
hope to travel primarily by rail. I'm looking for a local winery that will allow us to purchase and then ship wine
to the US. I did this on a previous trip to Italy without any problem, but this go round the places I've contacted
have demurred from shipping. Any ideas?
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Old Oct 21st, 2004, 12:36 PM
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Hi lake,

Does your home state permit importation of wine?
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Old Oct 21st, 2004, 12:51 PM
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Yes, it does, so that's not a problem.
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Old Oct 21st, 2004, 01:41 PM
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For Rex: Like your idea of a good enoteca as I have driven half looped along the Napa Valley. No one spits it out at these wineries do they!!!
So how do we do this experience in a Florence/Venice enoteca. I know zilch about wines. Aren't I supposed to try an Amorone(sp)in Venice
Your advice would be appreciated.
 
Old Oct 21st, 2004, 08:43 PM
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Sorry, but I cannot cite specific experience with any one enoteca IN Florence, specifically, but you might take a look at http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34475301

I think that Amarone is an acquired taste. It has a higher content of both alcohol and sugar, if I recall correctly, than other wines of its class, and I think some people say it can seem a little bit "raisin-y". I am only vaguely familiar with it, and I cannot comment on how "essential" it is to a visit to Venice or the Veneto (I associate it with Verona more than Venice, personally). There are certainly other wines unique to the Veneto, from classy to not so. I personally think that you can find some pleasant examples of Valpolicella and Bardolino both in the Verona/Veneto area - - though both are sometimes labeled "training wheels" wines by serious red wine afficionados.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2004, 05:06 AM
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Hi Fairhope,

You might find this link helpful.

http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Home/

Click on 'Learn about wine'.


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Old Oct 22nd, 2004, 11:23 AM
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To Rex and Ira: You guys are fabulous.
http://www.paginegialle.it/pg/cgi/pg...renze&x=48&y=7 I found this site as Rex directed. It lists enoteca --what they carry--whether they offer food or wine and services like tasting It is fantastic! translated! informative!
I wish we didn't have to ask so MANY dumb questions to get your knowlege.
On to Ira's site to know what to taste!
 
Old Oct 22nd, 2004, 11:56 AM
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This site has good one page effort to tell me what to look for--
http://www.knowital.com/Towns/Lucca2...e_wines_o.html
 
Old Oct 22nd, 2004, 08:06 PM
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You're quite welcome, fairhope...
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