Would you ever go to a job interview wearing a cocktail dress? Likewise you should never serve a Merlot wine as an aperitif or a Prosecco Extra Dry wine with dessert. Wine is in our DNA and most of all, it is one of the primary expressions of the Italian art of living. We love the convivial aspect, its many shades and also its ability to make an occasion special and memorable.
Choosing the right wine is a matter of style, but also something that often be a source of stress, especially when contemplating a dinner party or soiree. Let us, help you.
The aperitivo. Happy hour or the ritual of the aperitivo is increasingly celebrated with a glass of wine. For lovers of so-called still wines, we suggest choosing a fresh, immediate and not too full-bodied white, such as our Tenuta Polvaro Chardonnay D.O.C. Lovers of liveliness, on the other hand, can opt for the bubbles of the Tenuta Polvaro Prosecco D.O.C. Brut. However, the strength of a good wine, whether it is still or sparkling, is to bring us together with other people. It has a real unifying power.
“Would you ever go to a job interview wearing a cocktail dress? […] Choosing the right wine is a matter of style”
LUNCHEONS. Sometimes, when we have guests, we set the whole meal around just one wine. Be careful, it’s not as easy as it sounds. A few examples: If the dishes consist of first courses based on rice, white meats or fish and fresh cheeses, then we’d opt for the refined elegance of a white wine such as the Tenuta Polvaro Chardonnay D.O.C. If the courses, on the other hand, bear a real sense of character such as red meats, aged cheeses and even chocolate, it is good to focus on a full-bodied and enveloping red such as the Tenuta Polvaro Cabernet Sauvignon D.O.C. Bubbles like the Tenuta Polvaro Prosecco D.O.C. Extra Dry have the overarching power to match any type of dish.
AN INVITATION TO DINNER. Attending a dinner empty-handed is not a crime, indeed, etiquette requires it. The important thing is to send flowers to the hostess the next day. If, on the other hand, you want to break the rule to bring wine, then you shouldn’t expect it to be open on the evening of the dinner, it could be unsuitable for the planned combinations or not enough for the number of guests.
To rid yourself of any doubts and without knowing the hosts’ taste, a sparkling wine may be the best option. Our suggestion is the Tenuta Polvaro Prosecco D.O.C. Extra Dry Rosè.