Fun with wine and google, Arneis edition!

Tonight a lighter white seemed appropriate as it’s hot and humid, and our friends at Sovereignty Wines had just the ticket lined up:  the Arneis from Azienda Agricola Matteo Correggia, by way of Canale, Italia.  As always, we want to explore where our wine comes from:

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The Roero district is nestled between Bra and Asti, with the Azienda lying just to the southeast of Canale town.

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The Matteo Correggia azienda comes into view from above, with the lovely terra cotta roofs you’d expect to see in Northern Italy dominating the landscape, along with rolling hills of grapes and trees.  Yes!

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Looks like the estate has had to do some terracing and landscaping recently, but it’s lovely nonetheless.  Almost every parcel of land that could be used for viticulture is indeed being used, and it makes for a lovely set of textures.

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The front door view is wonderful.  And if you scroll on Google Maps a little closer to Canale town proper, you see some lovely hilltop estates.  All this beauty, great wine, and a view of the Alps?

Added to the bucket list!  Hope to visit this azienda soon.

Some lovely shots on their FB page as well:

Acqua Alta!

Found on the Guardian, a century of pictures of Venice during high water periods.  For the record, no, don’t go swimming in Piazza San Marco during high water.  Please.  Putting aside the microbial soup you’re swaddling yourself in, it’s not much more respectful of the place than the tourists who’ve been spotted camping in tents in piazze, locking padlocks on bridges, carving their names into monuments, or doing some of the even more unmentionable things tourists have done to behave badly in Venice of late.  They put those temporary footbridges up for a reason!

Venice Flood 1927