“Bada-Bing, Bada-Boom” in a Bottle

Here’s a refreshing Italian white wine that’s guaranteed to go down well and sounds like it could’ve been uttered during an episode or two of The Sopranos— Bidibi IGT from Maculan Società Agricola, of Breganze (VI), Italy.

Bidibi IGT -- Maculan Società Agricola, Breganze (VI), Italy | ©Tom Palladio Images Bidibi IGT -- Maculan Società Agricola, Breganze (VI), Italy | ©Tom Palladio Images

Made from a blend of Tai (f.n.a. Tocai, 55%) and Sauvignon (45%), this refreshing vino bianco is straw-yellow in color. Intensely aromatic, it pours forth with refreshing notes of ripe tropical fruit, citrus and freshly cut grass.

Plated and served | ©Tom Palladio Images Artisan black olive bread | ©Tom Palladio Images

Dry and well-rounded on the palate, Bidibi Bianco IGT has a vibrant acidity with a pleasant and persistent finish. It stands on its own as a true ombra (regional dialect for aperitif), and marries well with soups, first courses – including Lazy Person’s Penne with Peppers and Black Olive Pasta — and light fish dishes.

Best served chilled at 10°C. CIN CIN!

Bidibi IGT -- Maculan Società Agricola, Breganze (VI), Italy | ©Tom Palladio Images

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

The Palladian Traveler's Borsalino over cobblestone | ©Tom Palladio Images


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Tom swapped his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "cappello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via TravelingBoy.com and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. It also sounds a bit like that android from the Buck Rogers TV show in the late 70’s/early 80’s. I mean the name of the wine, of course. The description sounds very tasty!


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