My 12 day date with Big Cork begins today. Careful thought went into the planning of this stimulating schedule that includes visits to 3 key wine making regions: Piedmont, Tuscany and Veneto. Not only will we be traveling to vineyards and tasting their wines, but, and this is the exciting part, the winemaker of Big Cork, David Collins, will be meeting with the winemakers of some of the top wineries in the country. We will taste Italian wines and they will taste Big Cork wines. Wouldn’t you just love to be a fly on the wall to hear the exchange?
Here is what is on the schedule.
Cooking class with 4-course lunch and of course plenty of local wine
Visit to Parma with walking tour
Visit to Modena to visit balsamic vinegar producer and tasting
Florence walking tour
Visit to Chianti village
Venice walking tour
Vinitaly at Fiera di Verona
Wine Discussion and Dinner
The final evening is a Scavenger Hunt Cocktail Party-can’t wait to see what shows up. Wow, what a date. I have a hunch this won’t be our last date!
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