1. Colli Piacenti - white sparkling wine from Reggio Romagna.

    I drank this simple, dry sparkling wine with my friend Andrea Prampolini. He had lost his father a few days before and I was in town for the funeral. He told me that the wine was from his mother’s region, Reggio Romagna in northern Italy. It’s a region known for making wine 2000 years before Christ! It tasted a bit like cider. Nothing extravagant. Simple and solid.

    I accompanied the wine with some freshly made tortelli verdi, Tortelli alla zuccha and tortellini Verdi condotti al tartuffo. They’re like small ravioli a and tortellinis. Delicious. I also had some erbazzone, a local pastry filled with spinach or erbette and ricotta.

     
  2. Reggio Emilia by night. #reggioemilia #night #blackandwhite #documentary #church #streetphotography #iphone #italy (at Reggio Emilia Cathedral)

     
  3. Reggio Emlia by night. #reggioemilia #italy #church #blackandwhite #documentary #night (at Piazza San Prospero, Reggio Emilia)

     
  4. I complained about Italy’s slow internet speeds yesterday but today, I took a high speed train who’s speed is much faster than any U.S. train I’ve been in: 300 km per hour or 186 miles per hour. Now that’s fast! And Italian trains are about to get faster. In a few months, new trains will reach speeds of 350 km per hour or 220 miles per hour.
    ##traintravel #train #italo #italotreno #italy #fast

     
  5. This delicious red goes down easy. It’s 100% Cinsault. I tasted it at Fish in Paris. Excellent wine with an excellent meal. Here’s a lot more about it.

    http://www.aupilhac.net/en/domaine-aupilhac-vins-rouges-les-servieres

     
  6. At Fish restaurant in Paris. This is an easy to drink natural wine from Bourgogne.

     
  7. At Fish restaurant in Paris

     
  8. It may not sound good to pronounce, but Blois (blua) is a lovely city right in the river Loire. #loire #blois #france #bridge (at Blois - France)

     
  9. Tasting these 15 or so bottles was just a small part of a wonderful day spent with Thierry and Cecil at Clos de Tue Boeuf. #closdetueboeuf #tueboeuf #wine #winetasting #france #loire #barrique #barrel #vinyard #vignoble #montils (at Clos de Tue Boeuf)

     
  10. Birthday weekend in the Loire valley. #loire #fiat #fiat500 #france #corn #white #green #yellow #blue #clouds