The best wine to serve at breakfast?

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A post on one of our favorite Italian food blogs points us to the best breakfast destinations in Italy.

Remember the Super Tramp song, “Breakfast in America”?

Could we have kippers for breakfast
Mummy dear, Mummy dear?
They got to have ’em in Texas
‘Cause everyone’s a millionaire…

The title and the song are a play on the fact that Europeans are often baffled by the classic menu items on the classic American breakfast.

In the U.S., we (and I use the pluralis majestatis because even though I’m the English-language blogger for Bele Casel, I’m still a red-blooded American), eat mostly savory things for breakfast: Eggs (fried, scrambled, poached etc.), bacon, potatoes, etc. And even in the case of people like me with Eastern European heritage, the preferred breakfast is bagels with smoked fish.

In Europe in general and in Italy in particular, breakfast is mostly a sweet affair.

Pastries and cookies are the predominant food items, although fresh fruit, cereal, and yogurt are also very popular.

We were thrilled to see this post on one of our favorite Italian food blogs, Dissapore: “The 32 best places for breakfast in Italy.”

The list includes two places in Treviso province and one place in Vicenza province. All three of these are just a short drive from the Bele Casel winery.

A fourth recommendation for the Veneto (our home region) is in Padua province, not exactly close but not exactly far from our estate.

We loved the post and thought that our readers — especially our America friends who will be heading to Italy shortly for the wine trade fairs — might find it useful.

Italians don’t generally drink wine at breakfast although in the Veneto, it’s not uncommon to see people enjoying an ombra (a small glass) of wine in the early morning, especially when you’re out in the country.

And because of its low alcohol, its food-friendliness, and its residual sugar, especially in wines like our Prosecco Extra Dry, Prosecco is a classic wine to serve in the morning.

In America, it’s become increasingly popular to serve Prosecco at favorite breakfast haunts and don’t get us started about brunch (look out for brunch post forthcoming!).

Buona colazione, everyone! That’s Italian for enjoy your breakfast!


Author: Bele Casel

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