Last week, Il Botolo took part in the first event of the “Stories of Good Cuisine”, a project organized by Alice for Children. It was a special fundraising evening to support the Alice Italian Food Academy. The initiative supports the Italian cooking school in Nairobi by improving on-site facilities and trying to accommodate more and more students eager to learn and train in the field of Italian cuisine.
120 guests attended the evening and had the chance to taste our Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2015, which was professionally served by the students of the Food & Beverage school Carlo Porta in Milan and that was served along with the delicious “cream and speck dumplings” that Sonia prepared during a special live cooking show.
Our wine fit in beautifully with the cordial and lively atmosphere amongst Milan’s entrepreneurial community that came together to support this noble cause.
We at Botolo wish to thank Alice for Children and Sonia’s Factory for giving us this opportunity and we look forward to many future events together!
What do our wines have in common with the Piedmontese excellence of Slow Food and the "heroic" hills of Prosecco Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, recently nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site?
There was some fear the harvest would be sub-optimal due to poor weather conditions and abundant rainfall. However, the weather leading into harvest was sunny and dry, which led to perfectly ripe grapes and promises to be a very good vintage.
In the heart of Milan Wine Week, the most anticipated event of Milanese autumn, il Botolo debuted at the 10th edition of La Vendemmia of Via Montenapoleone, at one of the most prestigious boutique shops on the street: Vetrerie di Empoli.