Italy has long been associated with the wine industry, and throughout the country you will find multiple methods of preparing it. Around the seaside town of Taormina, near Mt. Etna, the vineyards are noted for using a variety of less-common grapes, such as the nerello cappuccino, which goes into creating Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet. At the foot of the steaming giant is a collection of small villages such as Linguaglossa. They may not be well-known yet, but they are working into the local restaurants and larger markets.
On the north-east slopes of Etna, you can discover the Etna Vivera Winery. While enjoying a glass of complex Etna Rosso (Etna Red) or Sicilia Bianco (Sicilian White), you can admire the tiered majesty of the mountainside and learn about the characteristic flavors and ingredients that form the distinct flavors of this area’s wine.