Tuscany is a region rich with wine, food, and history so it should come as no surprise that it has so many of its very own wine related proverbs! Here’s a small collection of just some of them. For other Italian proverbs involving food or wine, take a look at my previous post: Fun with Italian Wine Proverbs.
Un canestro d’uva non fa vendemmia.
Literally= A basket of grapes doesn’t make/mean a harvest.
Meaning: This seems rather close to the English proverb “One swallow doesn’t a summer make.” In other words, don’t get too excited or assume too much too fast.
A chi piace il bere, parla sempre di vino.
Literally= Those who like to drink, always speak about wine.
Meaning: As far as I have understood, this is a pretty straightforward proverb. But part of me wonders if it isn’t also poking some fun at the…
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