I love the Italian approach to drinking and eating; it’s what made me fall in love with wine. Right now I am studying for my Level II Somelier Exam and I am going back and forth between books. In The Wine Bible Karen McNeil quoted one of her Italian friends explaining the Italian affinity between food and wine:
“If someone drinks a little too much wine, the Italians do not say he has drunk too much. Instead they say he has not eaten enough food yet.”
I Love This!
I think this sums my attitude towards wine and food.