Chillaxin' in Tuscany

Disclaimer: I shouldn't be writing this right now, as I'm on vacation. That being said, I'm pretty stoked that I can share some brief experiences from the road.

So here's the deal. I'm on vacation, and I'm currently in a villa about 50km south east of Florence. It's warm, the sun is currently setting, and I'm drinking a Birra Moretti – Baffo D'Oro (beer). I'm in Italy for a few more weeks, and life is genuinely quite great.

At a recent super mercato shopping experience, I managed to spot a Barolo – of which I know absolutely nothing about, except that it was the most expensive wine in the store @ 20 Euros (about $35). This should be interesting. Then again I'm also stoked to be indulging in some Parmigano (a huge block only costs 5 Euro!), fresh ingredients and of course fresh pasta. Oh oh, I'm getting fat.

Mystery Barolo

“The Fontanafredda estate is a major player in Piedmont, turning out massive quantities of Barolo, Barbera d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba and other Piedmontese DOCs. At the top of the tree are the single vineyard Barolo wines, La Rosa, Lazzarito, La Delizia and La Villa. There are also standard Barolo and Barbaresco cuvées. In addition the firm also produces Asti and other sparkling wines, (made by Talento Méthode as well as the Charmat method – secondary fermentation in tank), as well as Grappa di Moscato, Grappa di Nebbiolo and the unusual concoction Barolo Chinato – a blend of Barolo and an alcoholic infusion of herbs and spices.”

Here's hoping it's good. 🙂