Delilah Romasanta Summer 2014 Temple Rome

Saturday wine tasting in Tuscany

One of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy is wine. Many amazing wines are made in Italy, so it is no surprise many Temple students wanted to take a trip to Tuscany for a wine tasting. Conveniently, a tour group called Bus2Alps had a wine tasting day trip scheduled last Saturday. Over 60 Temple students went on the trip.

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The first stop is Montepulciano, a medieval town famous for its wine and food.

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An anthropology major takes a break from walking to enjoy some tiramisu.

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Wine connoisseurs consider the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano some of the best wine from Italy.

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Students are excited to enter the wine cellar where some of the famous Vino Nobile is made.

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There are three types of wine made here- the Rosso, Nobile di Montepulciano, and the Riserva. These three types stay in large oak barrels for a time period of six months to 2.5 years.

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After wine tasting in Montepulciano, students take an hour ride to arrive at Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello wine.

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Fox student Abby relaxes and takes in the Tuscan hillside view.

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Not only is Brunello wine one of the most famous wines in all of Italy, but it is also one of the most expensive.

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After the vineyard tour, students taste the Montalcino wine while enjoying the scenery.

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An eventful day of wine tasting in Tuscany ends just before the rain.

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