Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Off to buy wine.

Took the boyz with me this afternoon to buy some wine at the new cantina situated on the top of a hill with stunning views of the countryside around the little village of Marcellano .The cantina is called Colpetrone and is owned by a large Italian insurance conglomerate , which may explain its slightly brutalist architecture. They produce wines both here in Umbria as well as in Tuscany. Italian companies seem to be keen to reinvest their profits into land - viewing real estate in Italy as a much better investment than the stock or bond markets. There was a time when I would have criticised them for being parochial but the last year has shown that they have good point! I'll be trying the Monteflaco tonight and will report on the blog tomorrow.

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