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Jun 9, 2013 - Cheese and Salami

Woke to another full Italian breakfast, this time in the kitchen as the weather seems to be changing, moving from warm and sunny to cool and overcast. Maria met us and we headed over to visit a local salami maker. Who knew that salami was made with wine, cinnamon, and cloves? Completed the visit with a tasting of several types of salami, and veal sausage. Accompanied by wine, of course. As we had filled up with breakfast and salami, we skipped lunch and took a rest at the B&B. Then headed over to a local natural cheese-maker, Mario Gala....

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Jun 8, 2013 - Still More Wine Tasting

Up for a classic Italian breakfast on the front porch of the Cascina Corte. Headed out to try out the wine at the Ca' Viola winery. Nice tour and great wine, yet again. This one located in a renovated old Italian building with lovely grounds. Dennis told them he was a chemist and was excited to get a tour of their wine analytical lab. Also, very interested in the electric automatic mower. Definitely will be looking for this when we get back home. Next, we checked out the street market in Dogliani where we bought a few things in preparation...

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Jun 7, 2013 - Even More Wine Tasting

Packed our things up and headed a bit south toward Dogliani. Before leaving La Morra, we stopped for a tour (and tasting) of the Oddero wine estate. Good examples of the area's specialty, Barolo wine. Oddero is one of the few wineries here owned by women, the daughters of the previous winemaker. Again a long family history... 1878. Next stop, the village of Barolo, where we toured the Cappellano winery, for more samples of Barolo. Nice wine but not the best tour. Light lunch in the village and a visit to yet another winery. This one also...

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