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Searching For Italy
For a country that's slightly smaller than the state of California, Italy delivers a diverse range of landscapes, people, and of course the cuisine and it’s wines across 20 regions. Deciding which parts of "the boot" to visit is the fun part. If you've been following Stanley Tucci's - Searching for Italy you will recognize some of Italy's most famous regions, the provinces and municipalities.
For Foodies and Wine Lovers
Italy has long been one of the top destinations for food and wine in the world. People have traveled across oceans for a slice of authentic Napolitano pizza, a cannoli from Sicily, or a sip of Sangiovese the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. The cuisine in this coastal country differs from region to region. The Cucina Toscana, for instance, is synonymous with big slabs of meat washed down with the signature rich red wines of Tuscany. Visitors come for the Fiorentina, a Chianina beef T-bone cooked over a hardwood fire, and for the abundant seafood along the Tuscan coast.
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Azienda Agricola Ricchi
In Lombardy region rice is found in soups as well as risotto. The best known version is risotto alla Milanese, flavored with saffron and typically served with main courses. There are areas of Lombardy where they will not eat rice but instead eat polenta or green pasta. As well as being home to gorgonzola cheese the region also produces robiola, crescenza and taleggio cheeses. In the scenic landscape of the Morenic hills, just south of Lake Garda (as seen on episode 4 of Searching for Italy) where the great battles for Italian independence took place, sits the Azienda Agricola Ricchi winery. The Ricchi family has passed down a great passion from generation to generation: taking advantage of the exceptional quality of the land and local climate in order to grow the very finest grapes and turning them into exceptional wines with authentic flavor. The vineyard is made up of thirty-eight acres of vines managed with innovative techniques, while respecting the natural rhythms of the grape’s growth. Ricchi's experience is their knowledge, and nature’s natural rhythm has been their best teacher. Ricchi makes unique wines that express a genuine respect for flavor and aroma of the local region. Enjoy our Ricchi Selection: Carpino ~ Premier Cru Bordeaux Cuttings Merlot, Cornalino ~ Bordeaux Cuttings Cab-Merlot, Meridiano~ Premier Cru Bordeaux Cuttings Oaked Chardonnay, and Mandorlo ~ Friulano.
The Emilia-Romagna region (as seen on episode 3 of Searching for Italy ) in the north is Italy's culinary capital, where eggy pasta and tagliatelle Bolognese reign. The cuisine of Emilia-Romagna relies heavily on generous seasonings, olives, meats, fish, salumi, and cheeses. The region contains famous foods and ingredients such as Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto and well-known pasta like lasagne, tagliatelle, cappelletti, tortellini and stuffed tortellini. This is the region our Poderi Morini wine selections are from. On one hundred acres of vineyards, growing on Faenza’s gently sloping hills around the Oriolo Tower, lies Poderi Morini, the heart of wine-making Romagna. The fertile soil of Poderi Morini lies on a rocky hillside and enjoys a ideal microclimate benefiting both from the Adriatic breeze and the winds coming from the Apennine between Tuscany and Romagna. These special conditions are the starting point for an important phase of their quality project. Poderi Morini believes that being a wine producer means making some important choices right from the beginning: focusing always and at any cost on quality; maintaining an emphasis on local indigenous varieties; rely on highly qualified co-workers; and support production through the most recent technology. Enjoy our Morini Selection: Burson ~ Longanesi, Nonno Rico ~ Sangiovese Superiore Riserva, Morale ~ Sangiovese Superiore, and Sette Note ~ Albana di Romagna.