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There’s a Prosecco Vending Machine in Italy – Here’s How To Visit

I remember the day I took my first flight on my first around the world trip. Stood at Heathrow airport, backpack on, filled with nervous excitement. I felt like all of the previous years of my life had somehow coalesced to bring me to this wonderful, life-changing, life-enhancing moment. Things would never be the same again. My whole world was about to shift. Can you picture it? It was a pretty spectacular feeling and I'm telling you that because that excitement - that sense of wonder - was nothing compared to the excitement I felt when I stood in front...Read More

Want to Taste Prosecco? Don’t Go To Trieste

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you know you're about to deliver bad news. And there's no way around it. I've had that feeling a lot recently. And it starts with an email or chat message that opens a little something like this... "What are the best Prosecco vineyards to visit near Trieste?" It's the kind of message that makes me want to go and hide under my stairs. But then I remember I'm (supposed to be) an adult and I set about delivering the blow - that the main Prosecco region is actually 2-3 hours away...Read More
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The Best Italian Christmas Markets to Visit

The Italian Christmas Markets may be less well known than their European counterparts in the likes of Germany and Switzerland, but that doesn't make Italy’s ‘Mercatino di Natale’ any less magical. From the elaborate nativity scenes to tasty local delicacies such as Panettone and vin brule (mulled wine), Italy's Christmas Markets will have you feeling festive in no time and are a great option for a European Christmas break. The Best Italian Christmas Markets Below you'll find a list of many of the best Italian Christmas Markets, starting with the bigger cities and towns, then moving on to several smaller and...Read More
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The Best Prosecco Festival in the World – Vino in Villa

Prosecco has taken the alcoholic drinks market by storm over the last several years, with consumption and sales almost doubling year-on-year in regions such as the UK. Its affordable price tag, versatility and accessibility has made Prosecco the new drink of choice for many sparkling wine lovers, taking favour away from its older cousin Champagne. It's certainly replaced the old world bottles on my wine rack. (And my consumption of Prosecco has probably more than doubled year-on-year, but who's counting?) With this growth of Prosecco has also come the growth of the Prosecco festival; large celebrations of the popular sparkling wine from the...Read More
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+10 Italy Travel Blog Posts To Help You Plan Your Italy Trip

It's fair to say that I've visited Italy more than any other country in the world and I've picked up a few travel tips along the way. I know that many of you will be visiting the Prosecco region of Italy as part of a broader trip to Italy and, even, Europe. So, I thought you might find it helpful if I shared with you a few of the other Italy travel blog posts I've written about visiting various parts of Italy. These are posts that I've written over on my travel blog, Indiana Jo. Courtesy of the fact that...Read More
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Flying with wine: How To Get Your Wine Home

When you're visiting vineyards and wineries in other countries, you're bound to want to bring a few bottles of your favourite wine home with you. Which throws up the obvious question - how? Travelling with wine can be a difficult task, particularly the awkward feat of flying with wine. Can you put wine in checked luggage? And what's the best way to pack wine without the bottles breaking? Is there a specific wine carrier or wine suitcase I should use? Can I send wine home, and if so, what's the best way to ship wine from overseas? Flying with wine...Read More
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How Can I Help You Plan Your Visit to Prosecco?

The idea for this website for this website came to me as I watched the hills of Prosecco rolling by outside the car window. I confess, I may have consumed a glass of Prosecco or two but alcohol can often be a creative lubricant, especially drinks of the fizzy variety. While my student idea to set up a curry capes business (capes for drunk people to wear when they eat curry) may not have been the best drunk creative inspiration, a website dedicated to helping people explore the Prosecco region has, so far, been a hit. Apart from the obvious...Read More