Here I am, ready for the opening event of the summer season on the Costa Smeralda: the Porto Cervo Wine&Food Festival.
A showcase of wine and food produce, that has been attracting for 9 years lovers of good wine, good food and of the wonderful Gallura, dressed up at its best for the occasion.
Following the successful edition of 2016, the Festival will gather together winemakers and food producers in the same venue, thus offering a unique journey through local and national delicacies.
I had the opportunity to taste different kinds of wines, at least within the range of my not-so-deep wine knowledge. I must admit that, beyond the usual bubbly, I was impressed by some local vine varieties, such as the Carignano of the winery Mesa, the Monica of Mora&Memo, whom I express my best wishes on the arrival of their new baby, and Bovale Su Entu, granted the “Best Red Wine” award during the show.
In an increasingly female-led festival, a praise to Ruffino’s Chianti, skillfully presented by Anna, and the usual salute to gorgeous Mrs Bersano, who always stands out for her charming allure every time I meet her.
After tasting so many different wines, a tour among food specialties is due. On display, a well-fed selection of food excellence, if you will excuse the play on words.
Sweet delicacies by Peano, the genuine Sardinian taste of Montelinas and the stylish delicacy of Agroittica caviar merrily celebrated together with my taste buds until late in the evening, when I allowed myself the thrill of the first shopping of the season.