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Coastal Livorno-Tuscany, Bolgheri restaurant

Hi there! We are planning a three day stay at Poggio Al Santi in San Vencenzo in early May. The sole purpose is to immerse ourselves in the wines of Bolgheri. Of course we want to tour/taste at Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Tignanelo and Masseto. Who wouldn't? However, living close to Napa Valley, we are accustomed to drive up and walk in. I have heard Italian wineries are not so accomodating. Can you share with us any insights about accessing the wineries for tastings? Many thanks, Al Knoll

Mar 01, 2013
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1-3 day technique oriented cooking classes Emilia Romagna

Can't find a small, decent 1-3 day cooking course/class that is 'hands on' and focuses on technique more than recipe in the Bologna/Parma/Moderna area. Most seem to be demonstration classes that are designed as much for entertainment as for content. Not that I am adverse to entertainment....Al Knoll

Jan 20, 2013
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