Friday, May 31, 2019

TurinEpi19 wine tour

Thanks to our collaboration with Incoming Experience, the sixth edition of Turin Epicurean Capital is extended and will last 6 days instead of our usual 3.
In June 2019, our guests get the opportunity to visit the beating heart of Piedmont: the Langhe wine district and a bit of Roero too ๐Ÿ˜‰

Top Italian wine producing region and white truffle hub of the world, within Piemonte there are many wine districts and traditional food production areas; however only 3 made it to the Unesco World Heritage Site list: Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.

Despite being close to each other, their geographical and geological conformations are rather different as you eye and palate can intuitively tell you.
These territories are made of tiny medieval hamlets perched on the top of vineyard covered hills.

If Monferrato counts more castles than in the Loire Valley, in France, the Langhe area comprised between Alba and Asti has the highest concentration of Michelin starred restaurants in the whole world! 
And Roero is the Piedmont unique fruit and vegetable garden thanks to its many family owned farms, orchards and hazelnut groves ๐Ÿ˜‹

How's that for a truly epicurean lifestyle?? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Alice Giordana
Silvia Cordero

On June 23, 2019 some of the TurinEpi19 guests will meet in Turin with Alice and Silvia of Incoming Experience and will start their epicurean 3 days.
The first stop will be the Banca del Vino in Pollenzo. Producing the highest number of DOC and DOCG (the highest quality wine denominations as regulated by the Italian government), Piedmont has a wine bank that our guests will visit and where they will also do a wine tasting ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Bra is both a beautiful Baroque small town - see the red bricks?? - and a cheese

Then, they'll go on a tour of Bra where the the Slow Food movement was founded in the 1980s and where Slow Cheese - the cheese convention - is organized in odd years.

A truffle hunt demo is on the program too - it is a demo because white truffles are 'the diamonds of the table', unlike the more common black truffles, they can't be cultivated and only well trained and pricey dogs can find them!! Therefore the trifulau or the truffle hunters keep the truffle zones as secret as De Beers guards their mines ๐Ÿ’

the Alba hills

Lunch will be at Cadia Vini a small family owned farm with vineyard where our guests will be able to savor some of the authentic traditional products of this corner of our land.

The Wine Museum in Barolo is another must-visit stop where wine is presented in its whole well-rounded culture: at the table, in literature, cinema, history, art and more!

More wine tasting follows at Antiche Cantine Marchesi di Barolo or the Marquis of Barolo's Old Cellars since 1807, cheers!

Dinner will be served on a beautiful terrace overlooking the hills and the vineyards at Casa Nicolini's in the Barbaresco red wine production heart!

traditional tajarin pasta made with 40 yolks!

This wonderful tour ends with a visit of Alba where Nutella and Ferrero Rocher are from! Besides Ferrero, this small medieval town is famous for its 100 towers.
Finally, one last winery visit with wine tasting at world's famous winery Cantine Fontanafredda since 1858 when the King of Savoy bought this estate as a present to his mistress!

Photo courtesy of  Best Western Hotel Langhe Cherasco

Photo courtesy: Best Western Hotel Langhe Cherasco

The TurinEpi19 guests will be hosted by 4 star Best Western Hotel Langhe Cherasco where they will take advantage of the scrumptious breakfast and famous restaurant La Porta delle Langhe

hand chopped Alba style raw teenage veal - Photo by Gilda Martelli

La Porta delle Langhe, serves the most refined traditional Piedmontese cuisine paired with the best local wines.
All the seasonal products of the hills, together with some of the local specialties such as: the beef Bra sausage, and our super lean and cholesterol free raw 'teenage veal' meat, truffles and mushrooms will be on the menu! 

Agnolottini del Plin or tiny meat filled ravioli 

Best Western Hotel Langhe Cherasco has also a very convenient spa and fitness center and all the top line services we all appreciate when traveling abroad.

Thanks to Alice and Silvia's organization and assistance, our guests will spend 3 unforgettable days making unique experiences, listening to magic stories and savoring some of the world's best specialties and wines!

Special thanks to: Incoming Experience and Best Western Hotel Langhe Cherasco for making the 2019 edition of Turin Epicurean Capital extended ๐Ÿ™allowing the TurinEpi19 guests to follow the footsteps of the Savoy Royal family and experience our very own Piedmont wine country ๐Ÿ™† 

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