And morning time means breakfast on the hazelnut farm. Today we have a local pot set yoghurt, vegan chocolate cake (Italians are increasingly going vegan and vegetarian, gluten free, etc), a croissant that tastes like panatone and a lovely little custard slice. Throw in a fried egg and enough coffee and we are ready to go exploring.
The Barolo Enoteca with wines being dispensed in tasting pours and Il Bacco winebar in Barolo.
August 15 is a bit of a party day in Italy, so Andreas friends came round for a bbq and a few wines. It was a nice group of winemakers and people who worked in local enotecas. We talked shop briefly. Screw cap is coming in, but only on early drinking wines. Diam corks are in use (a ground cork which is put back together after any off odours are removed). We bbqd sausages, veal, pork. The veal and the pork were thinly cut, on the bone and cooked to well done. The burning oak gave a lovely smokiness to the meats. There were sheep skewers., a local speciality. We drank sparkling whites from Burgundy, local nebbiolos, rose’s. Lovely people and a lovely evening.