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Medium   by Isabella Dusi

category Travel
ISBN: 0743478444
Books Registered: 14
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Isobel and Lou moved to Montalcino and became Isabella and Luigi ten years ago and they have now been embraced by the locals and immersed in their antiquated customs and age-old feuds. In BEL VINO Isabella takes the reader on a winding journey to discover the true aristocratic orgins of the world-renowned wine Brunello di Montalcino on whose vintage the fortunes of many of the Montalcinesi depend. Taking us through the seasons of the wine harvest, Dusi weaves a path that brings in the local white-hooded monks who have lived in the Abbey of Sant' Antimo since at least 814; the last remaining local shoemaker; the harvesting of mushrooms, olives and truffles; an archery contest with a local village at which passions run high; and the fight to save a 1000-year-old church with no foundations. As an insider, Dusi is able to portray Tuscan life with all its idyllic charms whilst also giving an intriguing insight into the daily workings of the ancient village of Montalcino.


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Registered by Pell of Canino, Lazio Italy on 4/29/2007

Current status: to be read Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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Registered by DonPasquale of München, Bayern Germany on 5/13/2011

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Registered by Dittany of Thatcham, Berkshire United Kingdom on 7/2/2005

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Current status: available Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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