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Prosecco Tasting Route: No. 3

After leaving the little village of Collabrigio the next phase of the Prosecco tasting trail heads  towards San Pietro di Feletto.  On the way you pass though Rua di San Pietro di Feletto, home to a 17th-century Camaldolese hermitage, now the town hall. This building dates back to 1670, although it was destroyed in the 19th century by Napoleon. Today the hermitage has been restored to its Read More...

Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia) is the worlds oldest and most esteemed  celebration of film and is as much a part of Italy as Prosecco and pasta! The festival is an illustrious and important piece of Italy's history, with an impressive  journey through ill-renowned  Fascist influence, the birth of Italian neorealism, the onset Read More...

Recipe of the Month

September's  Bottle of the Month is Cabernet Montello E Colli Asolani D.O.C. ‘Ca Dei Noni’ Riserva.   and in keeping with this our monthly Italian recipe is Costolette di Cervo or 'venison ribs'. Ingredients: 6 good quality venison chops; 250ml  white wine (or fruit vinegar); 2 cloves garlic, peeled; 100 ml virgin olive oil; 2 6-inch (15 cm) springs of rosemary Method: Allow 2 hours for Read More...

News from the Winery

Here at the Follador Winery we are about to enter our busiest, most exciting and favourite time of the Prosecco making year; the grape - harvest! The grape - harvest takes place between the end of September and the start of October due to the ideal temperature and climate range in this timescale and sees the fulfillment of the years care, time and attention that has been lavished on the Read More...

Regata Storica

The Regata Storica takes place on the 1st September in Venice and is the most spectacular and moving event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta" rowing calendar. Although the main event is the actual race, this event is well known for its pre-race procession up the Grand Canal, with dozens of  16th Century style boats, steered by gondoliers carry the Doge, and other esteemed Venetian officials in a Read More...

Bottle of the Month

It is the start of September and it is time for our regular Bottle of the Month. To see us towards the end of summer we are detailing our  Cabernet Montello E Colli Asolani D.O.C. 'Ca Dei Noni' Riserva.  The development of this ambrosial drink is a result of Gianfranco's travels in search of  the latest wine making techniques. The vineyards for the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc Read More...

Gianluca Vialli Foundation – Pro AM 16th September 2013

September 16th 2013 will take place the Pro Am Vialli and Mauro Golf Cup. Played on Monday just three days before the Italian open, the Vialli and Mauro Golf Cup is the most glamorous, exclusive, competitive Pro‐Am in the Country. Stars from the European tour, football legends and special guests will challenge on the beautiful green of Fiano Torinese at Royal Park I Roveri to compete alongside Read More...

Wine Making Methods

When it comes to the production of sparkling wines there are 2 different methods that result in 2 very different tastes; the Charmat Method and the Classic (or Traditional) Method. Although there are many variations in specific processes most sparkling wines use one of these methods for secondary fermentation. Classic Method: This involves a second fermentation taking place in an individual Read More...

Wine Tasting – Colour

There are 5 definitive steps to tasting wine, which can be identified as 5 basic observations and activities: Color, Swirl, Smell, Taste, and Savor. This week we will be focusing on colour. Now we are not just talking about whether it is red, white or rose; there is a whole technique and vocabulary for discerning the exact hue and appearance of your wine. First hold your filled glass up in the Read More...

Along the Prosecco Route (II)

The next stage along the Prosecco Route after Conegliano brings you, via the beautiful vistas of the surrounding hills, to Collabrigo. This little village is situated on the first hills to the west after Conegliano, only 2km out of the city centre, and one of the many surprising and interesting villages scattered along the Prosecco Trail. They may be small but are steeped in history, tradition Read More...