Where was the wine “ombra” born

Legend has it that in ancient times the wine was served by street vendors in San Marco Square. They used to follow the shadow of the bell tower, in order to keep the wine cool. Hence the use of the word “ombra” (“shadow” in Venetian dialect) to name a glass of wine.

The social meaning of drinking a ombra de vin (a glass of wine)

Drinking a glass of wine in Venice is a true social ritual, a declaration of friendship and sympathy renewed day by day and from hour to hour. Cantina Do Spade is the perfect place to live this ritual.

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