A Slow Food Journey in Italy

I’m standing in a 1,000 year old wine cellar in the medieval Tuscan hilltop town of Montepulciano, listening to a venerable wine master whose career spans 50 years. This is the beginning of a week long “Boutique Journey” introduced by Brendan Vacations in association with Slow Food Travel and I’m already captivated!

The Slow Food Movement was founded in 1989 by Italian food writer Carlo Petrini as an alternative to fast food and fast life and as a means to promote local sustainable food. It recognizes the strong connections between plate and planet and takes the position that our daily food choices have a major impact on our health as well as the health of animals, the environment, and society as a whole.

It is said that Tuscany produces the world’s best wine and our small group continues our tour of the ancientEnoteca Contucci wine cellars. We learn about the Contucci family who has lived in Montepulciano since the 11th century, celebrating 1,000 years in 2008. At the conclusio

A Slow Food Journey in Italy http://www.luxurytravelmagazine.com/news-articles/a-slow-food-journey-in-italy-18458.php



March 26 2012: Take it easy, today is the day of SLOWNESS

Sixth World Day of Slow Living From Milan to London, learn many ways to live with Slowness.

Monday 26 March 2012 returns the event promoted by the national charity The Art of Living with the Slow World Day of Slowness, Now in its sixth edition. A moment’s reflection on the collective economic loss, environmental and social aspects of life at breakneck speed, in a difficult time of great change, confusion and uncertainty.

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