Wednesday, 10 April 2013

polaroids from vinitaly. April, Tuesday 9th

do you remember the street food recipe i did for Quota 101? 
they decided print a small cookbook, with it and other 17 recipes invented by very talented food bloggers. the book was presented during Vinitaly, the biggest italian wine fair, held in Verona. 

for the occasion, i visited the fair with Marco, and a polaroid 600 extreme. i thought it would be plenty of professional cameras to properly capture bottles and labels, so why do not bring some instant fun?
it really was fun, my first time with an instant camera. you can see i'm a newbie!

we toasted at the Quota 101 stand, tasting the street food that won the contest: Neroncini by Briciole in Cucina.
then my uncle Paolo (grazie !), who works in wine sector, show us the fair, so we had the chance to visit the stands of some heavenly good wineries.

we started at Cantina Villa, which produces some divine Franciacorta we learned to know through time. we tasted Satèn, Emozione, Solomille, and the sublime Selezione 2004 Brut.
luckily, there were two special cheeses {slow food ark of taste products} to taste with the wines:  a 25 months old Bagòss, and Fatulì, made in Val Camonica with goat milk, smoked with juniper.

Marco fell in love with the Mason Pinot Nero from Manincor, a biodynamic winery in  Alto Adige, a couple of years ago. so, we said hello to them, too, and tasted their Moscato Giallo and Sauvignon. we'd love to have the chance to visit their wonderful organic wine estate, someday.

then, it was the time of Sicilia, another italian region that i particulary love, for some sweet memories. the Destro winery has its vineyards on Mount Etna, an active volcano. their red Sciarakè has a lava flow drawn on the label. the white Nausìca, so rich of scents, and the sweet Anuar were my favourite Destro wines.

from the very south, back to the north: Trentino Alto Adige, again. D'Isera winery's Trentodoc was already a friend of mine, i have a soft spot for its bubbles. i was very happy to visit the D'Isera stand, and to get the chance to try another of their wines: the aromatic Müller Thurgau.

Toscana is the most famous italian wine region, i suppose. we saved a classic for the finale: Chianti! we tasted three of Dievole's red Chianti, a winery near Siena. too bad we didn't have a steak to eat with them.

{polaroid 600 extreme + px 680 color protection}
for more detailed pics of the wines, visit my twitter profile.

all the details about these special wineries:

Villa Franciacorta
25040 Motnicelli Brusati (BS) @cantinavilla

39052 Kaltern | Caldaro
St Josef am See 4

Destro - Azienda Vitivinicola
Montelaguardia - Randazzo (CT)

via al Ponte, 1 3860 Isera (Trento)

Loc. Vagliagli
53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena)

Quota 101
via Malterreno 12 Torreglia (PD)


  1. wow, congratulations dear Silvia! :-)
    and the polaroids shots turned out beautifully in my opinion!

  2. Looks like it was a very fun event to attend to :)

    Congratulations for the recipe on the book and please continue to take more polaroids :)

    1. thank you!
      i really enjoyed shooting with polaroids.. so i want to do it again! the only problem is the cost. i think that gold is cheaper...


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