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  • #16
    Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

    Do you want to do wineries in the area only or are you willing to do a little outside the area? Say Montalcino?
    If I had my way, I'd have all of you shot. In the flesh(II) Pink Floyd

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    • #17
      Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

      Some choices around Montepulciano.

      http://dat.erobertparker.com/bboard/...=montepulciano
      If I had my way, I'd have all of you shot. In the flesh(II) Pink Floyd

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      • #18
        Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

        Good stuff Gary. Thanks. Yes, we'd sure be willing to scout around some. We will have car rentals.

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        • #19
          Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

          Around Montalcino.

          http://www.lagerlamontalcino.com/home_eng.html

          http://www.ciaccipiccolomini.com/

          http://www.sanfilippomontalcino.com/

          http://www.mastrojanni.com/

          http://www.uccelliera-montalcino.it/

          Not sure how much you want to do but here is a link to the Consorzio. Pretty much all the producers are listed.

          http://www.consorziobrunellodimontalcino.it/
          If I had my way, I'd have all of you shot. In the flesh(II) Pink Floyd

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          • #20
            Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

            Good lord, Gary. You're an encyclopedia when it comes to this stuff. Thank you.

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            • #21
              Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

              The lunch and tasting at Avignonesi is amazing, I have done it 3 times and each time the food was terrific (the wines too). Be prepared to spend 3-4 hours.

              In Montalcino, Uccelleria is an absolute must visit- one of the best visits we had in our 3 years living in Italy. However, essentially little to no English spoken (I was lucky in that my wife speaks Italian). We thought we had made an appointment for tasting only but Andrea Cortonesi insisted we stay for lunch, made by his momma- one of the most extraordinary meals of my life.

              In Piedmont, Enoteca Grand Vini just off the Piazza Duomo in Alba is an amazing wine shop with a most wonderful owner and proprietor, Enrico. He speaks very good English, will ship wine purchases anywhere, and has great recommendations for local restos and wineries to visit.

              Enjoy!
              Carl S. Brow, III

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              • #22
                Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

                I did lunch with Andrea and his mom a couple of years ago. I am still a little full from it. Great wines.
                If I had my way, I'd have all of you shot. In the flesh(II) Pink Floyd

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                • #23
                  Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

                  If you are looking for wine in Alba, you need to check out this shop.

                  http://www.fracchiaeberchialla.com/page/eng/storia.asp
                  If I had my way, I'd have all of you shot. In the flesh(II) Pink Floyd

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                  • #24
                    Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

                    Gary, you must be italian by nature, thanks for all the great posts...who needs a travel agent!
                    Leah Smith
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                    "Be yourself; everyone else is taken" - Oscar Wilde

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                    • #25
                      Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

                      Thanks. I just try to expose people to some of the things that I have found in Italy. And why I feel it is special. Not sure what you are looking for on Como/Bellagio. This is the place we stayed at, good basic clean hotel, great views, friendly people. About 3 min from the lake. There are much nicer places, for a price. On all of my trips I am in Italy in early spring so very little problem with crowds.

                      http://www.hotelilperlobellagio.it/

                      If you are in the 1%
                      http://www.villadeste.com/en/13/home.aspx
                      If I had my way, I'd have all of you shot. In the flesh(II) Pink Floyd

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                      • #26
                        Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

                        For some good info on Rome.
                        http://dat.erobertparker.com/bboard/...d.php?t=238552
                        If I had my way, I'd have all of you shot. In the flesh(II) Pink Floyd

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                        • #27
                          Re: Italy Visits,Wineries & Restaurant Recommendations

                          Grazi Gary! have made some nice reservations and appts in Rome, Piedmonte and Siena - I appreciate all the info!

                          Leah
                          Leah Smith
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                          "Be yourself; everyone else is taken" - Oscar Wilde

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