Saturday, September 2, the Italian Food Wine & Travel group takes a virtual trip to Emilia-Romagna, exploring its culture and cuisine and – of course – its wine traditions. Anyone who’s interested in the topic is welcome to participate, and we love when new folks come into the fold! Learn more about it in my invitation post.
The diversity of Emilia-Romagna’s terrain gives a clue to its popularity among tourists: there truly is something here for everyone! Enjoy local seafood at an al fresco cafe on the Adriatic coast; hike the rugged trails of the Apennine Mountains; treat yourself to a relaxing day at a thermal spa. Not to mention the numerous food and wine tours through some of the most famous culinary cities in the world.
Our group members have food, wine, and travel stories to share about their own experiences in Emilia-Romagna. Here’s what they’re bringing to our virtual table this Saturday:
Lynn Gowdy from Savor the Harvest highlights two of the region’s main attractions in Italy’s Heart and Soul of Wine and Food.
Jennifer Gentile-Martin of Vino Travels shares her discovery of Romagna Albana: The 1st White DOCG of Emilia Romagna.
Jill Barth, author of L’occasion serves as our guide to a favorite local tradition with Ancient + Native: Rural Festival Emilia.
Katarina Andersson, host of Wines of Italy Live Stream and Grapevine Adventures, explores Podere Palazzo – An Organic Winery in the Heart of Romagna.
Camilla Mann from Culinary Adventures with Camilla introduces us to a unique specialty of the region with Nocino: A Green Walnut Liqueur from Emilia-Romagna.
Here at The Swirling Dervish we’ll delve into The Winemaking Traditions of Cantina Braschi.
Thanks to Katarina Andersson, we will also welcome Davide Moki Castagnoli from Braschi Vigne e Vini in Emilia-Romagna. He’s sure to add a unique perspective to our chat, providing us a clearer understanding of the region’s wines.
Our live chat occurs on September 2 at 11 am EDT. To follow the discussion, log into Twitter and search for #ItalianFWT. Click the “latest” button at the top and you’ll see all the tweets live, as they are posted. After the chat, read and comment on the other participants’ blog posts and they will return the favor. It’s always a good time, with plenty of wine recommendations, food pairing ideas, and travel tips. If you’re already missing the lazy days of summer, please join our virtual trip to intriguing Italy!