Has anybody been watching The Trip with Rob Brydon and Steven Coogan wisecracking their way around Italy while sampling the country’s finest food and drink?
The gags are great but the food looks even better.
Today’s Big Deal on a wine tasting evening at Riccardo’s in Finnieston offers similar culinary exploring but without the threat of getting lost in Rome’s one way system.
Friendly and welcoming
A relatively recent addition to the increasingly hip Finnieston, Riccardo’s Italian Kitchen on St Vincent Street is a laid back, neighbourhood hangout.
While friendly and welcoming, the staff are also completely serious about Italian food and drink.
You can share that passion with today’s Big Deal on a tutored Italian wine tasting with matched tapas at Riccardo’s.
Suitable for beginners
Available on select dates, this is a fun, two and a half hour tasting which would be ideal for the food and drink lover who would like to learn more about Italian wines.
You don’t need to be a wine buff to enjoy the evening – just keen to taste your way around the vineyards of Italy.
Led by a qualified sommelier, this fascinating introduction to Italian wines will take guests on a journey through the wine regions of Italy.
Over samples of eight different wines, the evening will explore areas such as Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Lombardia, Puglia, Trentino and Sicily.
Through tasting classic Italian wines along with new wave wines from cutting edge winemakers, you will experience the amazing range of grape varieties and flavours that Italy has to offer.
Each wine will be accompanied by specially matched Italian tapas designed to complement the drinks.
Each evening will start at 8pm and finish at 10.30pm.
Great night out
This Big Deal would be perfect for a fun night out with friends. It would also make a thoughtful gift for anyone interested in getting to grips with the wines from one of the world’s most famous grape-growing regions.
Say ‘Salute!’ to today’s Big Deal and book in for a wine tasting at Riccardo’s Italian Kitchen.