"Bhottegas." Venice Off The Beaten Path Tip by steventilly

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  A Bhottega
by steventilly

All over 'urban' Venice you will find bhottegas
We loved these shops. They sell incredibly good and yet inrcedibly cheap local wine. You get it straight from the vat into plastic bottles (either your own or ones they provide). The price ranged from 1 to 2 euro per litre. We bough a litre of their most expensive (at 2 euro) not knowing anything about it, not even if it was red or white (it turned out to be white). And it was soooo good! We went back for more, but they (and every other one we tried) had sold out :-S When they eventually got more, we bought about 6 litres, enough for a couple of nights :-)
(It was Ramondolo, which I now know is one of the region's finest desert wines).
We used to buy bottles of water and empty the water out so we could fill the bottles with wine. A new slant on "water into wine".

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  • Updated May 21, 2003
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