Hotel San Domino
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... of the Barbaresco type, and in the charming town of Barolo, the local castello is now a wine museum with interactive exhibits. Next door is also a small corkscrew museum!
Another day we drove to Raconiggi and toured the huge castello there, former summer home of the kings of Italy.
We learned that the rolling hills of the Piedmont region are not as closely regulated for quantity as were the forests of Chianti, and every available inch ...
... 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. ...
... people on our trip who enjoy the drink they certainly thought it was good. The company uses the freshest pomace from White and red grapes. The grappa is aged in oak barrels for 9, 12, 15, 20 or 27 years. This ageing process must be supervised by govt inspectors at a cost if the company wants accreditation for the grappa label on their bottles. We drove into Bra where we caught ...
... 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 ...
I wake up at 6am in the Albergo Cavalieri del Tau in Altopascio , Italy. After a quick breakfast I am on the road soon after 8am.
It's mountain roads at first. I stop for lunch of prosciutto sandwiches and olives at a bar/deli in the mountains.
It's windy on the roads this morning, but there is very little traffic, very slow but fun. Some sunshine on a mostly ...