Piedmont – Wine, truffles and scenery to die for!

At least that’s what we’ve been told. Later this year, we’ll be able to see for ourselves. While we were thinking about visiting some wine regions in France, the “Gilet Jaune” or “Yellow Vest” protesters have changed our minds. The risk of violence is not something we want to deal with. So, with friends Jan & David, we will be heading to the Piedmont region of Italy.

Details are developing, but it looks like we’ll be basing ourselves in Alba, Italy, which is half way between Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo vineyards as far as the eye can see, rolling hills, beautiful architecture and awesome food – that’s what we’re looking forward to experiencing.

I get excited for more views like this one from Umbria.

We’ll be visiting in the fall, so we’ll be able to breath in the fragrance of the wine making process and also participate in white truffle hunting season. Since my nose isn’t what it used to be, I’m suggesting that we just find good restaurants and enjoy them after they’ve been found.

Planning has begun and my desk is a mess, but it’s a wonderful mess. I’ve found that a nice glass of Barolo is a good way to focus and concentrate on the task at hand.

Lodging is booked and flights are next on tap. Looks like plenty of train rides to book, tours to discover and tastings to arrange. Wow, this year is going to fly by.

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