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Cipritaly at La Locanda in Barga Vecchia

Cipritaly at La Locanda in Barga Vecchia

An afternoon in the piazza in Barga Vecchia at La Locanda - wine, porchetta, home made bread and some home grown music from some members of The Aristodemos

Orgogliosi di ospitare, in una parte della Locanda, l’iniziativa enoica ed eroica di quel vulcanico vignaiolo di Cipriano Barsanti da Macea. Vini illustri esclusi dalle DOC, vini del 44° parallelo, vini che (ingiustamente) nessuno fila e vini che potrete (ap)prezzare in base al vostro gusto. Chiedeteci di #Cipritaly e non ve ne pentirete… MACEA Località […]

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Keane: the wine stain paintings – tempus fugit

Keane: the wine stain paintings – tempus fugit

Usually if some red wine is spilt on a white tablecloth then people immediately reach for the salt or fizzy water in an attempt to stop the red wine from staining the cloth. Time is of the essence, as any delay in removing the spilt wine can mean a mark on the white surface which becomes […]

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Local food and wine presented in Russia

Local food and wine presented in Russia

Cipriano Barsanti and Lisa Bigiarini

Cipriano Barsanti and Lisa Bigiarini and the MACEA Azienda Agricola are not content to just wait for people to arrive at their vineyards at Borgo a Mozzano, instead they packed their bags and went out to see new clients in their own backyard. This week the pair are demonstrating their selection of wines and some […]

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Epistenologia: Nicola Perullo

Epistenologia: Nicola Perullo

Nicola Perullo was last here in Barga during August of last year at the Locanda di Mezzo when he demonstrated his ideas on perception and creativity using wine as the basis (article here) This evening he was back in in Barga Vecchia, this time in Giorgia Madiai’s studio and once again attempting a mental voyage […]

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Süddeutsche Zeitung: This Tuscany is different

Süddeutsche Zeitung: This Tuscany is different

Once again local produce, local culture and leading exponents of food and culture are in the news. Last month it was a huge article in the New York Times concerning biodynamic wine making in Italy. This time it is in Germany and once again it is the wine maker Gabriele Da Prato making the news. An article […]

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The Wine Glasses of Barga

The Wine Glasses of Barga

Works by Keane and Tiziana Fontana - article by Frank Viviano

A unframed collage of simple bistro glasses stands in the lobby of Palazzo Pancrazi, Barga’s municipal hall. Tinted with red wine, they look unprepossessing at first glance. But their nuances chronicle a moving history of the town — and beyond that, of the larger peasant world that is its evocative setting. “This is where Barga […]

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Lettera aperta di un vignaiolo Toscano

Lettera aperta di un vignaiolo Toscano

Urgono interventi per prevenire e preservare i disastri del nostro territorio, credo che dobbiamo passare dalla perenne emergenza all'aver cura del nostro ambiente!

Vorrei con questa mia lettera aperta a Vinoway sensibilizzare l’opinione pubblica, i miei colleghi e gli amministratori locali e nazionali, affinchè si prenda atto che bisogna tornare a fare politica di territorio e salvaguardare le piccole aziende agricole, vero e proprio motore dell’ambiente e patrimonio dell’economia nazionale. Nel 1999, per proseguire l’opera di mio padre […]

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Tiglio Wine tasting

Tiglio Wine tasting

On a cold clear November night, under the sliver of a crescent moon, about thirty people gathered in the cosy rustic interior of the seat of the Misericordia of Tiglio at the 10th annual meeting to taste and judge 15 new wines produced by 10 local families. To accompany the wines, abundant food was served […]

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Once again large crowds for the wine festa in Riana

Once again large crowds for the wine festa in Riana

Once again the tiny hamlet of Riana in the Comune of Fosciandora was overun with visitors this afternoon for the annual Wine Festa held each year at the start of the autumn. The organisers of the event and the Mayor of Fosciandora, Moreno Lunardi both quoted the incredible figure of more than 3000 visitors to […]

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Vendemmia – grape picking starts early this year

Vendemmia  – grape picking starts early this year

The vendemmia – the grape picking season started early this year in one or two vineyards around Barga this weekend but the bulk of the vineyards are still  biding their time and hoping for more sun to ripen off the grapes later on this week. It has to be said that the last few years […]

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Spanish organic wine tasting in Piazza Angelio

Spanish organic wine tasting in Piazza Angelio

Fabio Bartolomei was once again in Piazza Angelio holding up a bottle of his organic white wine grown and bottled in Spain and presented for the second time here in Barga at an informal wine tasting session at the enoteca Colordivino. As you can hear in the interview (in Italiano) at the end of this […]

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Lake Angels – Degustazione Vini e Formaggi in Sommocolonia

Lake Angels – Degustazione Vini e Formaggi in Sommocolonia

The ever present Lake Angels in Barga are starting to make themselves known and felt outside the walls of the city. On the 25th April they have organised an event in Sommocolonia, the small village overlooking the city. As you can hear in the interview recorded today with Mario Milano, the spokesman for the group, […]