Wine, object or subject, an element that has always occupied an honorable place on our tables and in the hearts of lyrical poets. Even the civilisations that have been and are intolerant towards wine, have sung and praised in verse to this universal drink.
Wine possesses a life of it’s own, given by Nature and taken care of by the hand of man. It has a mysticism which no other drink has, however more consumed it may be, not only that, but I am sure Bruno will agree with me, since before he became a chef he was a friar, wine deserves the honour of being the interceptor between the sky and the earth.
The say that love is like wine; and like wine, for some it’s comforting, whilst for others ir’s destroying. Baco was always considered by the Romans as the God of wine and vine growing, and our friend Bruno, who himself has a little Roman God and a mischievous child from Pianella in him, along with of Italian family cooking, he also guides us to combine each recipe with a suitable wine to accompany each dish.
Let’s begin by drinking all the magic of Italy through bold, playful bubbles of well known Italian wines. Lambrusco. This is the wine for those who don’t understand anything about wines. Terrible paradox! Joy, euphoria, conversation starter, awine that stealthily enters our palate without hardly noticing it, and then elevates us to heaven with each sip we take.
It is a wine that can easily accompany all types of Italian food, except for salty fish and spiced meats. A wine which is loved by our dearest and nearest, our beloved grandmothers, perhaps because it let’s itself be drunk without even realizing.
Enrique Bellver, gastronomic Critic for Diario Sur.