For many, the holidays are over, but at the weekend we can continue to have fun and relax. With a glass in hand among the vineyards, but also discovering how a balsamic vinegar is born or the path of milk to cheese
The office, school, going out with friends: little by little, everything is returning to normal, or almost, because we always have to deal with masks, disinfectant gel, distance and all the precautions related to Covid-19. Small, but important gestures that allow us to be together again and also to participate in those events that in recent months we have seen canceled or postponed. It starts again from here too. And, then, here are the food and wine initiatives scheduled for September.
Sforzato and pizzoccheri in Valtellina
From 11 to 13 September the city of Tirano hosts the sixth edition of the wine festival Heroic Red. It will be a weekend to savor the Valtellina at 360 degrees with tastings, music, meetings to discover the excellence of the territory, itineraries among the terraced vineyards and in the historic center, guided tours in the palaces and culinary experiences. Twenty-nine wineries producing Vino Sforzato offer tastings of their wines in three elegant locations in the historic center of Tirano: Palazzo Salis, Palazzo Merizzi and Palazzo Marinoni to create the perfect combination of oenology, culture and hospitality and offer visitors an experience made of history , scents, aromas and culture that the territory offers. Also in Valtellina, every weekend in September, in Teglio, thanks to the initiative Pizzocchero d’oro, you can taste the pizzoccheri and the typical products of the territory thanks to themed menus offered in restaurants and farmhouses.
Franciacorta in the cellar
On 12-13 and 19-20 September the autumn appointment with the Franciacorta Festival, a widespread event to discover the territory of the famous bubbles among wineries, restaurants, producers. On the official website you can discover all the places affected by the event and all the planned initiatives and you can also make a nice test to find the event that's right for you including dinners under the stars, aperitifs at sunset, pedaling through the vineyards, walking in historic centers, guided visits to sites of interest, picnics among the rows, pairing with sushi and spit. For example, the Berlucchi winery among other things it offers a brunch at the castle: the tour of the historic cellar is followed by a brunch in the panoramic vineyard of the Berlucchi Castle, accompanied by live music. The gourmand box is combined with the 3 Franciacortas of the Berlucchi '61 line. Reservation required.
Cellars open during the harvest
With Open Cellars in Harvest in the months of September and October, the wineries associated with Wine Tourism Movement will open their doors to visitors again with visits to the vineyard and tastings, wine trekking and traditional pressing to experience the magic of the grape harvest from Piedmont to Sicily. New this year will be the first edition of Picnic in Cantina: on the weekends of 19-20 September and 26-27 September, the largest picnic in Italy will take place, a "strictly chic" picnic with a glass of wine in hand , to savor the wine tourism areas even in times of social distancing and rediscover the luxury of simple things and life in the open air.
Alassio, A sea of… champagne
Destination for the weekend? A Sea of Champagne! This is the title of the event dedicated to bubbles which returns to Alassio on 20 and 21 September with its eighth edition. At the Diana Grand Hotel you can taste over 120 of the best labels from over 40 French maison, accompanying the wine with fine products of the land and sea. Also on the program are masterclasses with illustrious names in the world of wine, gala dinners, sensory analysis sessions, a national preview of the truffle of the Alba Truffle Fair and cocktail presentations.
Gastronomic September in Parma
Until 30 September a widespread event will bring the culture of food to the Parma area with many events, from solidarity dinners to storytellers in the tavern. Here you can learn more about the Gastronomic September program, or on the official website www.parmacityofgastronomy.it.
Open Acetaie in Modena
How is a balsamic vinegar born? You can see it with your own eyes by visiting the vinegar factories and talking to the producers: the appointment is with Open Acetaie, organized on 27 September by the Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and the Consortium for the Protection of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO. Throughout the province of Modena about thirty vinegar producers will offer tasting tours accompanied by walks in the vineyards, harvests of the children and demonstrations of cooking the must, live music and snacks based on typical specialties of the territory, from Lambrusco to crescentine, up to pies with ancient fruit jams.
Trentino in a jar
On weekends in September, but also in October and early November, fourteen farmhouses located throughout the Trentino area offer experiences from harvesting in the field to creating the fruit preserves offered by nature. Find it here the Trentino program in a jar to choose what you want to do: pickled vegetables, onion and apple sauce, but also black cabbage pesto, apple strudel jam.
Milk celebrating in Trentino
An event for young and old to discover the path of milk, from milking in the malghe to cheese tasting. Milk in celebration is scheduled for 12 and 13 September at Alpe Cimbra with workshops for making caciotte, butter and canederli, but also trekking and bike tours in the mountains, games and picnics in nature.
Sea plastic in Rome
The second edition of A-SEA PLASTIC, the plastic free Eco Festival, returns to the Tourist Port of Rome, in the territory of the X Municipio and to Ostia Antica, from 19 September to 10 October. The aim of the festival is to raise public awareness on the issue of plastic pollution (widespread also in the kitchen) to the detriment of the seas and to underline how this material, appropriately recovered, can transform itself from plastic into the sea into "plastic to love ". On the key days of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, debates with environmental protection experts, talk-performances, live painting, live music concerts, workshops for children will alternate and you can also participate in the "Explorations between nature and history" , six guided walks to discover and learn how to protect the territory of Ostia and Ostia Antica.