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If you know me, you’ll know my affection towards wine. If it was socially acceptable, I think I’d happily have wine with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Okay, I’m being a bit dramatic. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to the Veeno Wine Tasting Event. I usually stick to what I know and rarely venture away from a Muscadet or Sauvignon, so it was the perfect time to try something new.

I’ve been to Veeno before and always thought about going wine tasting there. Veeno is a cute little Italian wine café that serves family produced Sicilian wine. It’s only £19.90 to get the classic wine tasting experience. You get to taste a total of 6 wines and get some Italian nibbles to go with it! I’m sure you agree, that’s a steal!

We had 2 whites, 3 reds and a dessert wine. In order, we tried: the House White Dry, the Fruitiest, the Smoothest, the Classic, the Elegant and the Marsala. My personal favourites were definitely the Fruitiest and the Classic. I was pleasantly surprised with the reds. Coming from a typical white wine drinker, I’d definitely reach for a glass of red again.

Each wine was also perfectly paired with a little nibble of food. It came with some bread and olive oil that is actually made by the family too! I’m not normally a fan of dipping bread into olive oil, but this was delicious. I even enjoyed olives, which is totally against my usual eating habits. I found myself scurrying to get the food, you’d genuinely blink and it was gone, it was that good.

The staff at Veeno were really lovely and knowledgeable. They talked us through each wine and gave us a bit of information about it. Usually I’d feel intimidated in this kind of situation, but they made sure we all felt comfortable!

One thing I love about Veeno is that all wines can be taken home with you! Sometimes I’m a bit of a social recluse, so this is definitely a selling point to me. The bottles start from £10.90, which is pretty reasonable for the standard. I would definitely recommend Veeno to any wine lover. Even if you’re not a massive fan of wine, I’m sure there is something on this menu that you will enjoy.

What wine do you normally reach for? Let me know in the comments.

Shaun

 

 

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