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Not a wine drinker...

I'm not a wine drinker...will I be an outcast or worse, an insult in Italy??

Posted by
769 posts

Becky - only if you are also a vegitarian and/or vegan! or low carb! :) While you may miss out on such a cultural icon of italy (wine) - hopefully you can eat the cheese and pastas!! Enjoy and have fun too!

Posted by
1127 posts

Don't worry Becky, no one will give you weird looks for not drinking wine. I would encourage you to try a glass of wine while you are in Italy. I never liked wine before my first visit to to the Boot!

BTW-Vegetarians have plenty of food options in Italy. Vegans, now that's another story.

Posted by
1633 posts

No one will look at you funny - I was on a trip with a friend who was 16 weeks pregnant so no wine for her. Order water - acqua con gas (sparkly) or no gas (still). You'll be fine.

Posted by
89 posts

I wasn't a wine drinker UNTIL I went to Italy, give it a shot, you may find that you like it! Salute!

Posted by
43 posts

I would definitely recommend trying the wine in Italy as's amazing and shouldn't be missed!

Posted by
93 posts

I'm with you Kelly...I don't care for beer either..and I'm German!!! Yes, I'm an anomaly

Posted by
1589 posts

Both bottled water and assorted soft drinks are omnipresent.

Posted by
689 posts

You will not be outcast nor an insult. I drink a small amount of wine - only in Italy. I am a beer drinker and find Italian beers very pleasant!