Monday, March 8, 2010

Wine, Women, and Italy

A few weeks a go I attended a book event at Book Passage featuring Susan Van Allen and her new book 100 Paces In Italy Every Woman Should Go. Susan gave great slide presentation on the goddesses in Italian art and tips for women traveling to Italy. The event included a wine tasting of Ruvei Barbara d’Alba made by Marchesi di Barolo, one of the women owned wineries mentioned in the book. Marchesi di Barolo located in the Piedmont region is run by Anna Abbona whose family has owned the winery in the city of Barolo since 1929. The estate of Cantine dei Marchesi includes some of the finest vineyards in the district.

In honor of International Women’s Day which is (today) Monday March 8th I am going to open a bottle and toast the special women in my life past and present.

So here’s to you ladies. Enjoy a wine from a woman run winery or winemaker today, and get yourself a copy of 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen.

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