La Colombera, InstaTasting

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Elisa from La Colombera talks about Cogna, a grape jam made from the Timorasso grape. They produce the jam during the more quiet period, taking the grape must of Timorasso wine and boiling it all day until it is reduced by half. The next day they add pears and apples, after which they boil it again. At the very end …

La Colombera, Montebore

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Elisa from La Colombera is talking about their traditional Montebore cheese. Montebore is a cheese made from a blend of three different types of milk. It also has three different layers made of three disks of cheese which mature all together. Montebore cheese can come in a less matured version, or a more matured one.

Paltrinieri, Roses and Vineyards – InstaTasting

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There is a similarity between different plants regarding their susceptibility to Phylloxera, like roses and vines for example. There is a long history of roses being planted in vineyards, not for esthetic reasons, but because they are more susceptible to diseases than the vine. So if the rosebush showed signs of a disease, that was a big warning sign for …

Instatasting with Daniele Coutandin

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Extreme conditions for winemaking in Pinerolese (Piemonte) at Coutandin. In 1995, instead of retiring, Giuliano and his son Daniele bought a piece of land in a valley in Piedmont called Val Chisone to revive the traditional but fading viticulture in the area. This monorail was built to be able to work the vineyard and its indigenous grapes in this extremely …

McLuhan, Bauman, Luhmann a Roma

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Il 19 Gennaio 2017 al Palais de L’Equité di Roma ho partecipato ad interessantissismo incontro tra Marshall McLuhan, Niklas Luhmann e Zygmunt Bauman. Questo è un estratto. Data la difficoltà dei concetti espressi mi sono permesso di fare una sottotitolazione esplicativa