On 8 September 2013, some of the producers from the area of Barolo will participate in a festa along with a number of producers of different foods that are made in the area. The festa begins at 1100 on Sunday.
Here is the listing from the Comune di Barolo:
Domenica dalle ore 11.00BANCHI D'ASSAGGIO GASTRONOMICI
DEGUSTAZIONI DEL BAROLO DI BAROLO
TEATRO DI STRADA
There were a great many stands with various handicrafts, prepared foods, wild mushrooms and even books. We walked the length of Barolo from the main piazza to the Castello di Faletti where the Museo di Vini is before finding the wines to be tasted in the small square at the Castle. The tasting was put on by the Enoteca (wine store) in the Castle, not the producers as in Barolo. Personally, we prefer to talk to the producer about their efforts but this tasting was not to be as such. It will probably be the last time we go to the Festa di Barolo.
We tasted about ten different wines at about euro 3.50 per taste plus a refundable euro 2 for the glass (so very strange).
Out of those we tasted, I will list only four that we would consider visiting the cantina:
Chiara Bochis (see our blog on this producer)
Virna (see our blog on this producer)
Virna has a small shop in Barolo so we went there to taste some of her other offerings. We ended up buying some wine from the shop so will update the blog as soon as possible.