Wine and snow: the perfect mix that enhances Italian flavor

Ski-slopes and vineyards have never been so close. Yes, you are in the Dolomites, in Trentino

A glass of Trentino red wine is as appealing as the hug of a loved one and as warm as the sun that here in the mountains shines 300 days a year.

A glass of sparkling wine seems to tell the tales of the small local producers and the vitality of brands such as Ferrari that has brought TrentoDOC spumante as far as the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. In Trentino, the Dolomites compete with the valleys and their vineyards for space: this small yet unique land, huddled amongst the Alps, is rich in contrasts.

If you’re looking for exclusiveness, the Italian style and chic aperitifs on the ski-slopes there’s only one place to go: Madonna di Campiglio. This small town at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites, offers it’s best under a glamorous white mantle of snow.

Ski and sunshine. Stop at a rifugio or mountain hut and enjoy some fantastic craft beers.

You’re in the right place. Skiing in Val di Fiemme and San Martino di Castrozza you can combine your passion for the snow with a chance to try some fantastic local craft beers such as Birra di Fiemme and Bionoc. These small breweries, having learnt the art of beer-making from master brewers in Germany and Belgium, have added the purity of mountain water and, in some cases, locally produced hops, to give their beers a distinctive flavour.

On a final note, have you ever thought about how cool it would be to spend a day skiing in the Dolomites and stop for the night in the valleys maybe in a cellar, tasting wine and listening to tales from the local wine-makers. In Trentino this is possible.