Category Archives: Wine

The Terroir of Barolo

Guests on our Barolo Walk and Wine tour in Piedmont enjoy some of the best wines in Italy in their breathtakingly picturesque terroir. Let’s begin by defining terroir: terroir refers to the complete natural environmental conditions in which a particular … Continue reading

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Agnolotti del Plin – Piedmont’s Favorite Stuffed Pasta

I recently returned to the lovely Italy region of Piedmont to continue to research for our Barolo Walk and Wine Piedmont Walking tour. I recall my very first trip to the region, and my first taste of the local stuffed … Continue reading

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Barolo – Where Luxurious Wines Spring from Italy’s Loveliest Vineyards

The most prestigious wine zone in the region of Piedmonte, and certainly a contender for the best in all of Italy, is the Barolo DOCG. Barolo is located in the Langhe, the southwestern portion of Piedmonte, a few miles from … Continue reading

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Wines of Liguria – Exploring Italy with Italiaoutdoors

Tourists know Liguria as the Italian Riviera, famous for its beaches and the resort towns of Portofino and Cinque Terre. It’s a great location for our newest Italiaoutdoors gourmet walking tour. The region of Liguria forms a narrow coastal strip … Continue reading

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Insalata di Porcini Crudo – Raw Porcini Mushroom Salad

Mushroom hunting was once an important source of sustenance in many regions of Italy, from the Veneto to Tuscany to Umbria to Liguria. Many Italians today still forage wild mushrooms, with local communities in each region working to keep this … Continue reading

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