Classic Italian Dessert: Biscotti and Vin Santo

Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 6th, 2013

Biscotti is an old friend of mine. We go way back. Having now traveled to Italy I learned that biscotti has been holding out on me. He’s never introduced me to his BFF Vin Santo (Holy Wine). I guess that’s where the old Italian saying comes from, ¨They go together like biscotti and Vin Santo.¨ This isn’t the stuff you get at your corner Catholic Church. This is a lovely sweet dessert wine perfect for a mild send off from lunch or dinner.  Biscotti, I don’t blame you for not introducing me to your friend before now. It’s inevitable that I would friend jump. After all, this homemade sweet nectar is irresistible. But I have plenty of love for you both. You could never be replaced. The more the merrier. I got this Suh-Weet Shot at the home of The Truffle Hunter in the Umbria region of Italy. The weather was fierce that day and my umbrella didn’t make it so I didn’t get to hunt any truffles (This post from Larissa at ChangesinLongitude has the photographic evidence). Regardless, it was a great morning and lunch. A thank you is due to our warm hosts, Matteo and Elisa, for their kind hospitality (and over-the-top truffle goodness) as well as the fine people at UmbriaontheBlog for their help in organizing our tour around the Umbria Region.

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One Response to “Classic Italian Dessert: Biscotti and Vin Santo”

  1. These biscotti are called “Cantuccini” and they’re tipical in Prato, while the “Vinsanto” is a liquorous wine made in Tuscany.

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