Covering Italy’s best wineries and wine regions and shot entirely on location, Sip Trip is hosted by sommelier Jeff Porter as he travels with friends to over 40 wineries and wine regions from Alto Adige to Sicily and explores the culture and history of Italy.
Orvieto to Rome to San Benedetto del Tronto to Naples all in 36 hours! Sounds exhausting BUT when Jeff is on a hunt for great food and wine, time is relative. Sip Trip also sees how Italy is training the next generation of hospitality workers and enjoys some sparkling wine on the beaches of March...
Jeff finds himself in Verona, the home of Romeo & Juliet, to learn the ins and outs of one of Italy’s most famous red wines: Amarone. Along the way Jeff is raced up a mountain, has to eat some horses & learns the way of café culture.
Sip Trip | Episode 5: Digging Deep, More than Amarone
Jeff’s journey through the Veneto is NOT complete without digging deeper into the great wines AND minds of the region. To better understand what makes the region so great Jeff goes fossil hunting & along the way forgets his wine key and glasses...but when there are thirsty people about...a way is...
What does it take to find one of the world’s greatest wine pairings? Get up super early, be really cold, fall in some mud and have a great truffle hunting dog. Jeff is in the heart of Barolo & Barbaresco in TRUFFLE season...what could be better?
Jeff has traveled over 10,000 miles across Italy in search of a better understanding of Italy’s people through what they drink. In his last trip we are back in Piedmonte to explore what was once the most prosperous city in the region, Asti, and its amazing historic grape Barbera.