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Frascati Winery Visit

5 Mar Wine Tasting in Frascati
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Ettore explaining how vines are trimmed for each year

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Ettore explaining winemaking to wine students

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Matticella-useful for cooking artichokes in the spring

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Heading underground to the cellar which is located in an ancient Roman aquaduct

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Ettore with the barrels

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Opening the passito for tasting

Last Friday, Ettore and I accompanied a group of 16 wine students to a winery in Frascati.  Visiting wineries is essential for gaining a real understanding of winemaking in general.  We learned about winemaking from the vineyard to the bottling and everything in between.  Wine is a delicate relationship between man and nature and wine is a product of that relationship.  At the winery we get to meet the winemakers, understand better what terroir really means.  The best part is that wineries are usually in beautiful locations and always a nice excursion from Rome.  Of course at the end of every winery tour there is a wine tasting.

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