My blog is about learning Italian through cuisine, so I thought I’d share 5 questions and answers to talk about wine in Italian!
Per degustare il vino – Tasting the wine
Posso assaggiare questo vino? / Could I try this wine?
Certo, assaggialo! // Of course, try it!
La Vista – The look
Descrivi il vino (or descrivilo). // What does it look like?
*So, there doesn’t appear to be an exact equivalent in Italian for “What does it look like?” That’s why I used the imperative instead! I also recommend this video by Elissa about saying what something looks like in Italian!
- la limpidezza – the clarity
- la trasparenza – transparency
- l’effervescenza (vivacità) – effervescence
- le sfumature – the shade/hue
L’olfatto – The smell
Che profumo ha? // What does it smell like?
Sento il profumo di…/Sembra profumo di…. // It smells like….
Il gusto – The taste
Che sapore ha? // What does it taste like?
Ha il sapore di…/Sa di… // It tastes like…
Dare la vostra opinione – Give your opinion
Cosa ne pensi?/Che te ne pari? // What do you think?
E’ buono! // It’s good!
– If you have any variations of these questions to add or any corrections to make, drop me a comment below. Grazie! –
As a bonus, here’s a 20 minute long video that I actually filmed a few months ago of me attempting to describe Amarone della Valpolicella in Italian! I had to pause a lot and look up words, and I’m not even sure if I’m 100% correct, so corrections welcome! My goal is just to share what I learn as I learn, and your feedback is so appreciated!
And just to answer my own question in the video (that I filmed a few months before coming to Italy), YES, there IS an Italian truffle cheese and it’s called formaggio al tartufo. I still need to try it in Italy and compare it to what I had from Trader Joe’s in the States, so stay tuned!
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La Dolce Vita through from California to Italy. I’m Kelly, an American girl with Italian taste in food & wine. I blog about learning Italian, food & wine pairings, how to find authentic Italian ingredients in the US, and seasonal recipes from scratch.