Mysterious wines and sprightly spritzes…

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Italy, home of the world’s most gorgeous and sublime wines, still has a few well- kept secrets hidden in its cellars and vineyards! When in Milan, be certain to stop by the majestic and historic Hotel Principe di Savoia, where Chef Sommelier Alessandra Veronesi will guide you through an exquisite selection of wines and possibly even lead you to the little known but highly regarded Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato. An ancient wine, the origins of which have been lost in time - no one seems to know where the vine comes from- thus imbuing it with a sense of enigmatic mystery. For centuries it was produced for local consumption only and the saying went that, since there was so little of it, if someone from the village of Castagnole Monferrato offered you a glass of Ruché, it was because they really liked you! It was recognised with the DOC status in 1987 and it is still grown on only 40 hectares of land in the Piedmont region in Northern Italy, making it somewhat of a rarity. It’s full-bodied taste and ruby colouring with purplish veins will enchant you immediately. Or should you be in the mood for something a little lighter, don’t miss master bar man, Daniele Confalonieri’s refreshing concoction with just the right twist of verve: My Spritzness is a cool and sophisticated cocktail made from Bitter Campari, maraschino, bitter orange liquor and a dash of Prosecco to balance it out. The perfect ‘aperitivo’ in truly Italian style. For the entire month of March, each cocktail is offered at €20,00.
Whatever your preferred poison, you will undoubtedly find the best at the Hotel Principe di Savoia to delight your palate and senses!