Europe, North America ·
1 Days ·
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14 August 2017
I did not trek through Venice or visit Harry's bar but I was greeted with a Bellini-hued sunset as I arrived at Sea-Tac and I hear that Volterra's in Seattle makes an incredible thyme-infused Bellini.
Prosecco is a sparkling white wine made from Glera grapes which are from Slavic origin and were brought to the Prosecco village. They are grown mostly in the Veneto region of Italy.
Cipriani preferred only white peaches for the purée and would top 1/4 part purée with 3/4 parts Italian Prosecco, a dry sparkling wine.
Cipriani was a fan of the Venetian Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini and was inspired to name his new cocktail after him when he noticed that the gorgeous orange hue of the drink matched a color found in much of Giovanni Bellini's work.
These paintings are named The Lady Combing Her Hair (1515) and The Drunkenness of Noah (1515).
This photo was taken in Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. The bar was opened in 1931 by Giuseppe Cipriani and was a hotspot for people such as Hemingway and Capote. The bar became known for its Bellini cocktail, still available to this day.
My journey starts with an article claiming that Princess Diana's drink of choice was the Bellini, a drink made of fresh peach purée and Prosecco.