What you'll do
Dating back in the nineteenth century, inside the historical wine cellars of the Savoy estate of Pollenzo, we shall begin our journey of the Wine Bank (Banca del vino). Being an outcome of the Slow Food Project, an assortment of old vintages and rare wines have been preserved since 2001 (which marks the year of foundation for Banca del Vino). In order to transmit some of the concepts and values on wines, we at Banca del vino introduce tasting techniques, where 5 of your senses will be put together in collaboration with our list of games, tasting tests and workshops in order to challenge your sensory capabilities. Here, we can : 1) Pair food to wines selected by Slow Food Presidia, 2) Drink old vintages, 3) Taste wines ''Blindfolded'' of rare and autochthonous vine varieties, 4) Engage our senses in understanding a given wine and its evolution. The tastings will take place near the Roman ruins of Pollenzo from the 2nd century AD. C. in an evocative place full of spirits, of wine!
Being passionately in love with wines from many years, I made it a part of my professional life as well. Wine constantly evolves over time therefore, everytime I learn something new. I have been working in the gastronomic sectors from the past 25 years and have been professionally involved with wines from almost 15 years now. Coming from a family of gastronomes either being food or wine enthusiasts, my interests were developed at home. There is no single Sunday, or a any given holiday where food hasn't been the protagonist, it follows long yet careful selection and preparation. Fervors like these have been spontaneously transmitted in me and above all not forgetting the values it has warmly knit with tradition and time.
In partnership with Slow Food
This experience is crafted in accordance with the Slow Food principles of good, clean and fair, ensuring that it is delicious, socially responsible and ecologically sustainable.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast food culture. Since its founding, it has grown into a global movement working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Its members and communities across the globe involve some of the world’s best connoisseurs of culinary and cultural treasures. If you truly love food, Slow Food awakens your interest in what you eat, where it comes from and how your food choices affect the world around us.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Slow Food.
Wine, Slow Food Presidia
The book "Il Piacere del Vino" Slow Food Editions
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Where you'll be
The whole experience can come to action inside the Historical wine cellars situated on the ancient Roman ruins of the II century AD. Tasting wines alongside the antiquated fragments of the Roman era, would be a small dose of wisdom to cherish for life! Savoring wines of rare varietals, old vintages and some food paired by Slow Food Presidia would be an addition of icing to your cake of unique wine experiences.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
A stability in temperature of 16 degrees with humidity of 80 per cent is maintained all year round. In accordance with intolerance against cold temperature inside the cellar, kindly be prepare with appropriate clothing. The aisle in the cellar has inclines and declines at 4 different places, although there are no stairs, which makes it convenient even for our guests with wheelchairs to move freely. In case of any allergens, do let us know
Slow Food- Your 5 senses and the Wine.