Right up in the North West of Italy, bordering France and Switzerland, is the charming and quaint region of Piedmont. Piedmont, literally meaning “at the foot of the mountain”, is situated in the shadow of the Alps, and is populated by endless hill top hamlets, boutique wineries and countless places to eat authentic Italian cuisine peculiar to the region.
Throughout history, a lot of thought has been put into the artwork that is used to attract us to our favourite wines - after all, they do say we taste with our eyes first! – so we decided to take a look at our favourite two “stories behind sketches” that adorn and market some of Italy’s top wine products.
Who said wine wasn’t a religious experience? Well, whoever it was, a trip to Canelli would certainly change their mind. This small, charming village in the Italian region of Piedmont is home to multiple subterranean wine cellars, which date back to the 18th Centiry and have come to be affectionately known as “wine cathedrals”.