Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wine Tastings in Palermo

Sicily's traditional wine country is in the island's western region, with its "capital" at Marsala, and it extends to the area around Palermo. There are, of course, fine wineries in other parts of Sicily, and nobody has a monopoly on great cuisine.

Our last post overlooked wine tastings in Palermo. Most of the establishments mentioned can arrange a wine tasting for a small group, and Filippo Testa's rural estate is a working winery. Sicily Concierge can plan a wine tasting as part of a personalized tour of Sicily, and some of the Best of Sicily tours include winery visits - and tastings.

These certainly aren't the only services of this kind available in Sicily, but we can vouch for their high standard of expertise and attention to detail. If you're seeking an objective experience, a "non-commercial" tasting may be preferable to one sponsored by a winery promoting its own wines.

Unfortunately, over the last few years we've seen a mad rush to market culinary services like cooking classes and wine tastings by any Sicilian capable of wielding a fork and a corkscrew! We've been advocating for quality services since 1999, and we'll continue to do so.

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