Our first taste of Lugana wine was at an exquisitely romantic restaurant overlooking Lake Garda in the storybook commune of Sirmione in Lombardy.
It was 1985, our first trip to Europe together, kind of a pre-honeymoon as we were to be married in the coming fall.
Wanting to savor every part of Italy in it's truest form we followed the advice of a food and wine writer and always ordered the "Vino Locale" with our meals. On this night we had seafood and so it was "Vino Bianco Locale." And of course it was a Lugana, the "white wine of Lake Garda." We loved it.