BRIAN'S 2005 EURO-ADVENTURE WITH
After our pizza night in Serravalle Langhe, Sunday was spent
relaxing with Luca's pals from a local ski club.
I had purchased a bag full of shrimps and seasoned them the
Luca had enough ribs to feed an army.
this party, we saw just how eloquently Italians "speak" with their
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After all the eating and drinking we walked over to the
Castello for a tour...
A room with a view.
One of the highlights of the trip for Brian was a motorcycle ride with Francesco
The next day, Brian made another major discovery...
Brian also met Duccio, Mrs. Duccio and Baby di Duccio.
The next day he discovered Tartufi...truffles!
Not quite the same as a motorcycle!
Sandrone wines are great...no spitting!
Salame con tartufo!
A frittata and grissini.
Luca decants the 1961 Vietti Barolo.
Giulia loves grissini.
Brian also discovered "plin," a Piemonte "pinched"
1961 Vietti Barolo.
The "old" label of the 1961 alongside the "newer" more
"modern" 1962 vintage.
The 1962 proved to be a bit more mature than the 1961. Still, both wines
were magnificent and alive!!
Elena, Giulia, Luca and Michele.
Summer of 2005.
We stopped in Barolo to see our dear friend, Terri Mascarello.
Her late father, Bartolo, was an outspoken critic of Italy's government and the
use of French oak barrels for Barolo wines.
We drove towards France, stopping a few kilometers before the border at the
Chalet Sul Lago. This place is precisely in the middle of nowhere.
Good eats, though.
Let's call Mom!
A peaceful lake...
Moncenisio is the pass we were heading over into France.
We arrived in Savoie.
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