|Valentina and Anna with one very lucky guy - and yes, I'm bragging!|
As we drove into the winery parking area, a well-heeled crowd was filing into the winery cellar. I thought perhaps we had gotten our days wrong, but soon Anna’s daughter Valentina welcomed us.
Walking into the elegant Forestiera dining room at Marchesi di Barolo, the chef brought us a plate of truffles and the room filled with the delicate bouquet of earth and expectation. How anyone who has ever smelled a real white truffle could ever use the criminally named “truffle oil” on anything is beyond me. It’s like comparing the more perfect perfume with the smell of a locker room after a big game.
Anna joined us and then her husband led the Juventus group to a larger table next to us in the Cannubi room.
|The parking pavilion at Marchesi di Barolo|
|Andrea Agnelli and Juventus manager Antonio Conte mug for the paparazzi|
A meal at the winery always has a surprise vintage. Usually it is dedicated to the guest of honor from their birth year. This evening it was a 1975, the year Andrea Agnelli was born. The wine was still young, with no signs of ageing, still bright red, and no brick tanning on the edges. Lively. A winner.
|Antonio Conte looks like he wants to be at our table|
Thanks to Anna and Ernesto and Valentina and the fun folks @JuventusFC!
|Texas and Marchesi di Barolo - powerful stuff|
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