Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
You find a full description of the itinerary here.
Here's a little slideshow of our walk:
If you're in Liguria and you like walking, you really have to do this one. It's not like Cinque Terre were the whole world walks around, most of the year it is very quiet and it's only you, nature and impressive views. Just the way we like it !
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I didn't make it through the selection, because this was a course for wine experts and people in the wine business, and well, ... you can say a lot about me but not that I know something about wines. But I thought it could be interesting as a lot of our guests want to visit wineries and come to this region, not only for its natural beauties, but also because of the great wines.
Sunday, when the course started, I heard about someone cancelling, packed my bags, and was just in time to enjoy the first diner of the course.
During this week I learned a lot about the history of Piedmontese wine-production, we tasted a lot of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Moscato d'Asti ...
There were some interested visits to wineries in Dogliani, Barolo and Barbaresco.
And I must say, I was very impressed how well this course was organised.
For me, it was a unique experience even if I'm not a real "wine person" and I hope my guests will also benefit from what I learned in this course.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I have the unexpected opportunity to follow a free wine course at the Slow Food University in Pollenzo (1.5 hour drive from Agriturismo Verdita) and so I left Nicolas and the dog home and here I am now in the Albergo dell'Agenzia.
Yesterday we had a great meal with wines from La Spinetta, a langhe bianco (savignon blanc),barbera d'asti superiore, barbaresco, moscato d'asti. Producer Giorgio Rivetta from La Spinetta was here too. A very charming man and enthousiastic winemaker.
A good start for a wonderful week !
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Every last sunday of the month there's a little antiques market and jumble sale.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Last year I discovered that I love February in Italy. In Belgium there was no hope for spring at this time of the year, but here in Italy you can expect everything.
You still can have real winter snow showers, but there are other days, you can work in your top, even if it's only for one hour.
The first picture I have made yesterday (we had 25 cm of snow) and the 2nd picture shows how I painted our facade this afternoon .
Quite a difference!