When we are finally too tired to keep cruising the endless canals crisscrossing Venice and entangling them like a grapevine, when we get off the gondola and take down the masks from the famous masquerade, the only thing that’s left to do is head towards some of the local bacari. It is a type of traditional Venice wine bar, small and unpretentious places that have been family-owned for decades. You won’t find a bacari along the beaten tourist paths – instead, we have to turn a corner along the small streets, where the narrowest of canals cross paths. There, the owner will greet you, immediately offering you a sample of cichetti (traditional small bites), accompanied by a glass of good winе – which, just as like the bacaro itself, is a tradition passed from generation to generation, and a symbol of local pride. RIVE DE VENEZIA Pinot Grigio encapsulates the best of Venice’s traditional crafts, like hand-made textile, Murano glass and, of course, great wine.