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In Italy, vineyards worth traveling across half the world

In Italy, vineyards worth traveling across half the world | Italian taste for the beauty and the good | Scoop.it
THE snow-capped peaks of the Apennine Mountains zip past us as we speed through the cities of northern Italy by train. Warm sunlight imbues the mountainsides and the small valleys, and between the hills’
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Italy always is worth a trip! and if you are a wine lover, there is more than a reason to plan a journey. In this article, Valpolicella area in Veneto is under the floodlights...

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Vintage Leather Wine Decanter 1950s Made in Italy Unused Excellent Condition

Vintage Leather Wine Decanter 1950s Made in Italy Unused Excellent Condition | Italian taste for the beauty and the good | Scoop.it
Vintage Leather Wine Decanter, 1950s, Made in Italy, Unused, Excellent Condition. This handsome Italian leather wine decanter apparently has
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Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't try to use it for wine.Neverthelesss, looks like a fine object to collect...

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What can a small Italian winery learn from #DWCC?

What can a small Italian winery learn from #DWCC? | Italian taste for the beauty and the good | Scoop.it
I was asked what can I learn from this #DWCC conference, my answer is simple, it's an investment to improve your abilities.
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A quite interesting point of view. The experience of the "first time" of a small italian winery at the international conference of digital communicators DWCC

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Truffle Season in Le Marche | On the Truffle Trail in Le Marche

Truffle Season in Le Marche | On the Truffle Trail in Le Marche | Italian taste for the beauty and the good | Scoop.it

Acqualagna, Italy - Two dozen miles southwest of the Adriatic coastal city of Pesaro, the placid plain morphs into picturesque hills near Acqualagna with 5,000-foot-high Monte Nerone and other peaks in the distance. The terrain gets rugged quickly.
Our bus struggled up a winding dirt road to deliver us to truffle hunter Giorgio Remedia’s azienda. Although we’d been advised to have proper footware, the sight of Remedia’s knee-high rubber waders gave some of us pause. He had a no-nonsense demeanor that could perhaps be attributed to his other job as chief-of-police in Acqualagna.
Remedia explained that this area is rich in truffles. He said that they’re a symbiotic fungus that grow on the roots of oak and poplar trees. The Acqualagna area yields different varieties of tartufo bianco (white truffle) and tartufo nero (black truffle) almost year round.
This community is seriously all about truffles. It’s said that one-fourth of the residents are qualified truffle hunters and 70 percent of Italy’s truffle dogs are trained here. The white truffle is celebrated each autumn with the Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco. This year’s event begins at the end of October.
To find the elusive funghi, Remedia trains dogs from the time they’re puppies. He told us that no particular breed is optimal. He looks for animals that display a good sense of smell and a talent for scanning an area with a swiping motion. To train a puppy, he places bits of truffle in a perforated plastic film canister. He lets the puppy mouth the canister to familiarize it to the aroma. Nest step is to spade some holes in the woods in which to bury truffles for the dog to find. Soon, the dog learns to want the truffle enough to hunt for them. Dogs may be active for as long as 15 years and prized animals can be worth as much as 5,000€.
Remedia brought out five-year-old Chicca and it was time to hit the woods. We slogged through some fresh mud (it hadn’t rained for weeks until the day we arrived) trying to keep pace with the wiry gray hound. In no time, she dug up a black truffle which Remedia snatched with one hand as he fed Chicca a different reward with the other hand. Otherwise, she would have gulped the fungus (world’s priciest doggie treat!). And so they continued for about half an hour, finding some white truffles as well as black. [...]


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Many people love mushrooms.

I love, oh so much! truffles.

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Not only truffles in the Province of Pesaro-Urbino

Acqualagna Tartufi Acqualagna www

Le Trifole di Curzietti Davide Acqualagna www 

T&C Acqualagna www

Tartufi Sapori Acqualagna www 

Truffa Tartufi Acqualagna www

Col d'Antico Apecchio www

Tenute Collesi Apecchio www

Bussotto Cantiano www 

Morello Austera Cantiano www

Trota del Catria Cantiano www

La Fattoria del Borgo Colbordolo www

Antica Basilica Fano www

Guerrino Fano www

La Saponaria Fano www 

Sacchi Fano www

Tartufo Valmetauro Fermignano www

Cooperativa Campo Fossombrone www

Mauri Maurizio Lunano www

Gelati Walther Pesaro www

Pietraviva Pesaro www

Tenute di Cateldimezzo Pesaro www

Lunghi Piagge www

Dominici Piandimeleto www 

Colocci Paolo Sant'Angelo In Vado www

La Montata Sant'Angelo in Vado www

Brezza di MareTavullia www

Il Panaro Urbino www

Prometeo Urbino www

Sapori del Montefeltro by Eurofood Urbino www

Terre Marchigiane Villa Festiggi www

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Can Italian #Wine Be Cru?

Can Italian #Wine Be Cru? | Italian taste for the beauty and the good | Scoop.it
What does “cru” mean to you? The Oxford Dictionary recognizes cru as “a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality.” It is a French wine term traditionally recognized as the past participle of the verb "croitre" (to grow), meaning growth. Cru is tied to the French sense of terroir as a place…
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The meaning of cru in the Italian wine world: could it be the same of that French one? Maybe yes. And maybe no.

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Durello & Friends!  by E.T.

Durello & Friends!  by E.T. | Italian taste for the beauty and the good | Scoop.it
22,23,24 Novembre 2013 - Borgo Rocca Sveva
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Durello and Firends is a 3-days event focused on a original sparkling wine made with durella grape (native grape in Verona and Vicenza). The "friends" are othe italian sparkling wines, from all around the Italian soil, and all the winners of Euposia International Challenge for Sparklings methode classique

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"Shameful" Ruling Over Barolo Borders | Wine News & Features

"Shameful" Ruling Over Barolo Borders | Wine News & Features | Italian taste for the beauty and the good | Scoop.it
"Shameful" Ruling Over Barolo Borders,
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How much wide can a "cru" be? Cannubi, one the most renowned cru of Barolo, is going to be extended... a little bit too much!

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