Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine May 26, 2010 Masi Modello Della Venezie Bianco 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVeneto, Italy $13-16 www.masi.itYou’ve heard of the Tour de France, non? Of course, how could you not with Planet Armstrong and Livestrong and all of the YELLOW everywhere each July. But how many follow the Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy)? One of cycling’s Grand Tours, this amazing 21 day epic race takes place every May, and this year, the 93rd edition, the race has taken 22 teams of riders 3400 kilometres from the top of Italy almost down to the boot, and back up again. I assume – like me – you’ve been following it online (www.cyclingfans.com) and cheering on the pink jersey (Italy’s version of yellow). So of course, you know that this amazing race ends this Sunday in Verona.That deserves a toast.I get tired just thinking about the race, so I need something – thirst quenching. And I get stressed out watching the sprints, so I need something – cheap. And in honour of the Giro ending in beautiful Verona, I’ve looked to the surrounding area of Veneto for today’s drink. Masi is an easy pick – a massive and respected producer, credited for having revolutionized the art of winemaking in the Venetian region. And this wine is a steal – even on our market! A blend of Garganega, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco yields fresh apple and sweet peach aromas, and bright flavours of pear, white peach, citrus and bitter almond – a recurring hallmark of whites from the area. Smooth mouthfeel, lively acid and elegant balance throughout – this is a modern wine, based on the very ancient, indigenous grape Garganega.I’m going to pair mine with cyclingfans.com – but you can try with halibut or risotto verde. Cheers cyclists!Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) ItalyWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.