Fior di Farine
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... not counting the three times we went through several while getting lost in Genoa!)
Visiting the Piedmont region was a first for us. Fall was definitely in the air, and very few grapes were still hanging on the ubiquitous vines. The vines were beautiful colors of green, yellow, orange and red, depending on their location and the type of grape produced.
For our five nights in Piedmont, we stayed at a family owned B&B, Mongalletto, ...
... the Barolo region and the G D Vajra winery which produces 400,000 bottles a year. It is a family winery run by the 3 children of the founder. We tasted 3 Nebbiolo reds and a moscato all produced from grapes from their vineyards. Wine makers are strictly controlled by govt regulations as to how long a wine is aged among other things. This then allows them to gain certification as either DOC or DOCG. We also stopped in the town of Borolo and walked the cobbled streets for 40 minutes. ...
... no machines) and although delicious the general consensus was we won't be doing that at home, as it takes too much time and muscle power. Both of us we much better at this than last time. We also watched as the chefs showed us how our dessert flans were prepared. All of our cooking classes have been followed by eating what we created, so once again we sat down to some great local ...
... and the slow food movement, a hotel, restaurant and wine bank. We tasted a couple of wines in the cellar and saw the wine bank which holds 100,000 bottles of wine from all regions of Italy. From there it was a short drive into Bra the home of the slow food movement started by a local chef in response to the opening of a McDonalds fast food restaurant in 1986 near the Spanish steps in Rome. Our guide took us on a tour of this small town visiting the Baroque churches of St ...
... br> I join the autostrada south of Genoa. Heavy clouds are building.
Not long after I get on the autostrada the heavens open. I head into a service station to take stock. The weather doesn't look like clearing up any time soon, so I switch to the rain gloves, button up with care, raise the screen and get my head down.
Ask any of my touring mates and ...