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Italian Cuisine and Wine Pairing Guide

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Mountain View Italian Restaurant Explains Wine Pairing with Italian Food

When you decide to indulge with Italian food, you have to include wine; but not just any wine. Cucina Venti is a Mountain View Italian restaurant well known for delicious Italian cuisine and wine from across the globe. Here are some of our pairing tips for choosing the best Italian dishes to complement the wine you like most. Continue reading

The Italian History Behind Valentine’s Day

Italian Restaurant, Mountain View Valentine's Day romantic dinner menuToday, we associate Valentine’s Day with romance, but the origins of this day had little to do with floral bouquets and candy hearts. The stories vary, but the events that led to marking the occasion had to do with more serious events involving Roman emperors and a local priest named Valentine. Continue reading

The Story Behind the Vine: Brunello di Montalcino Wine

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Atop a sharply rising hill in Tuscany, about 30 miles south of the city of Siena, Italy, grows the Sangiovese grapes cultivated by residents of the sleepy town of Montalcino. These famous grapes are used in the making of one of Italy’s most renowned gourmet wines, Brunello di Montalcino, whose appeal compares favorably with such masterpieces as Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Continue reading