In the past months Select Italy’s YouTube series “How to pronounce Italian wines” took you to Italy’s finest wineries and their protagonists. In this comprehensive four-part collection of videos, twelve key players in Italian wines introduced you to their family, territory, and wine, while teaching you Italian pronunciation.
While learning names like Chianti or Cupano was just a piece of cake, jawbreaker names such as Nerello Mascalese or Montefalco Sagrantino might have given you a hard time. However, we are sure you impressed the bartender of your favorite wine bar when you asked for one of those wines with an impeccable Italian pronunciation!
Following the big success of this informative initiative, we decided to carry on introducing you to more Italian wines. As always, our intent is the same: share the correct pronunciation of these amazing wines with you, while introducing you to the history and tradition of their territories.
The protagonist of this special fifth part is an Italian white wine that is gaining huge popularity in USA thanks to its notorious winemaker: the Vespa Bianco from the Bastianich Winery in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.
How to Pronounce “Vespa Bianco” with Wayne Young of Bastianich Winery
Wedged in between Austria and Slovenia, and a few miles away from the historic medieval town of Cividale del Friuli, lies an unspoiled territory that gives some of the most peculiar grapes in Italy. The Bastianich family came back to their homeland to produce a large selection of wines, including innovative blends such as Vespa Bianco as well as traditional monovarietal wines. Well-known for their hospitality and passion for food, Lidia and Joe also decided to transform the annexed old property into Orsone B&B, a cozy accommodation with a surprising restaurant offering a gourmet menu.
Below, Wayne Young, Marketing Communication Manager at Bastianich, takes you through the pronunciation of Vespa Bianco, the exquisite white born from Bastianich’s knowledge and passion for wine.
Put your pronunciation to good use in Italy! Visit the best Italian wineries with a Select Italy tour and let us know which other wines and grapes you would like to pronounce.