Wine Experience - Garda DOC Spumante in the oldest sailing boat of Lake Garda

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I received an invitation to participate on Thursday, July 5, to a preview of a wonderful initiative that sees our Lake Garda and the wine that is produced on its shores as protagonist.
When I knew that wine was the co-star, I decided that to accept the invitation must be the other half of Latte and Grappa, the one that holds the alcohol and that takes care of the technical and photographic part, Matteo.
He was able to preview the experience on board of a historic ship of 1926, the "Siora Veronica": a trip to discover the shores of Lake Garda cheered by the tasting of Garda DOC accompanied by appetizers made with local products, with the help of a sommelier.


It was only the first of nine other events to taste the first Garda DOC bubbles in the oldest sailing boat of Lake Garda. The events are available to everyone who want takes part, from July to September: "Garda DOC Spumante - explains Luciano Piona, President of the Consortium - is our biggest challenge. We chose a sparkling wine as the central typology of the denomination to bring together under the name Garda the seven million bottles that are already present in our territory with different names. With Wine Experience we tell it how we like to think: an aperitif wine, a contemporary icon of Italian style. And we do it in the Lake, a place that represents our strong cultural and tourist identity ".

Denomination recognized in 1996, today the Doc Garda aims to enhance the varieties of 10 denominations of the Garda area, between Lombardy and Veneto. In order to pursue this objective, the Garda DOC Spumante was chosen as the central typology for the promotion of the territory. The vineyard area amounts to 31,000 hectares, most of which are cultivated in the province of Verona while the remaining hectares are divided between the provinces of Mantua and Brescia. The DOC Garda includes the entire territory of the denominations: Valtènesi, San Martino della Battaglia, Lugana, Colli Mantovani, Custoza, Bardolino, Valdadige, Valpolicella, Durello and Soave.

From July 9 to September 10 2018 the Consorzio Garda DOC, in collaboration with Federalberghi Garda Veneto, will allow anyone to book the same experience: the first date of the Wine Experience is July 9, 2018. Following July 19, July 23, August 2, August 6, August 17, August 23, September 1 and September 10.
The navigation routes, all lasting 1.5 / 2 hours, are: from Malcesine 9.00 am to Torri Del Benaco 11.00 am; from Torri Del Benaco 11.30 am to Bardolino 12.30; from Bardolino 12.45 hours to Torri Del Benaco at 13.45; from Torri Del Benaco at 2.00 pm in Malcesine at 4.00 pm A shuttle service is included for returning guests to the starting point.

The cost of each route is 30€: the experience lends itself to be interesting to celebrate occasions with friends, birthdays, anniversaries or just to spend a few hours on the beautiful shores of the lake, enjoying excellent wines and views and taking advantage to get down to visit the surrounding countries.
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