A MUSEUM OF ITALIAN WINES WHERE YOU
CAN WALK AWAY WITH THE DRINKABLE ART
In the words of its press material:
"The Enoteca Italiana, a public institution unique of its kind in Italy, was founded in 1960 as a tool for the Ente Mostra Mercato Nazionale dei Vini a DOC e di Pregio (National Fair/Market Board for DOC and Premium Wines), instituted earlier in 1933 and recognized by Presidential Decree in 1950."
"Its purpose is to inform people about Italy's great wines and wineries, and valorize and promote them."
"It is headquartered in Siena, in the northwestern bastions of the Medici Fortress an imposing yet harmonious testimonial to 16th-century military architecture, designed by Baldassare Lanci for Cosimo de' Medici I."
"More than 1,500 wines are on permanent display after having been carefully selected by a judging committee.
"They were chosen from among more than 600 wineries that now, thanks to a computerized system unique of its kind, 'dialogue' with visitors, providing a meaningful look at the Italian wine world."
"Wines can be tasted here inside the Enoteca or on its splendid terraces and bought or ordered for delivery in Italy and abroad; information and documentation are provided about these wines and the wineries."
ENOTECA ITALIANA REVIEW CONTINUES
TOMORROW -- AUGUST 25