ALBA – what to do?

Wineries:   Ceretto- A historical family owned winery. Located 10 min from the center of Alba. Biggest focus lays on their prestigious reds like Barolo and Barbaresco but they also produce white and sweet wines. The famous tasting facility is worth seeing, art and architecture is one of the Ceretto family’s passions.  Ceretto Azienda vitivinicola …

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The Encyclopedia of Pasta!

There is a looooot of different pasta types. I thought I had tried the majority of pasta's, since I moved to Italy - But I was wrong! With this comprehensive visual encyclopedia made by Russell van Kraayenburg, you can learn about every different pasta type, size, best preparation methods, and the best types of sauces …

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For professionals: want to learn more about Italian wines?

You heard about Vinitaly right? One of the biggest wine fairs in Europe. Anyway in February 2014 the managing director of Vinitaly Mrs. Stevie Kim together with wine specialist and wine writer Mr. Ian D'agata started Vinitaly academy. Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is an educational initiative aimed at simplifying the vast diversity of Italian grape …

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Bottle size guide

I will try to explain and show some of the different bottle sizes there is and also the history behind them.  Many traditional wine bottle sizes are named for biblical kings and historical figures. Here is a list of the most frequently used wine bottle sizes.   PICCOLO 1/4bt 0, 1875L  HALF  1/2bt  0,375L   STANDARD …

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Truffles truffles truffles…

The big white truffle season pretty much just ended, but it doesn’t mean there are no truffles now… Truffle – What is it? The truffle is a hypogeum fungus which grows underground, closely linked to certain kinds of plants, from which it absorbs nutrition by means of an extensive and ramified root system. The fruit …

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