WINE TASTING by Paul’s Wine & Spirits + Slide show: VINE AND WINE, ONCE UPON A TIME, by Prof. Anna Lawton
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm at Ristorante Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
We started off the fall season of Sunday afternoon social meetings with a program on wines of Piemonte, featuring a slide presentation by Anna Lawton. Anna grew up in a castle then owned by her family (Castello di Cortanze) in the countryside near Torino. She spoke about wine and grapevine cultivation in the 1930s in the vineyards surrounding the castle, as illustrated by photographs of the operation taken by her grandfather Achille Bologna, a prominent photographer of that era, who was the editor of Il Corriere Fotografico and books on photography as well as organizer of major exhibitions around the world.
Alberto Panella, Italian Wine Importer, taught and entertained us with a tasting of select Piemontese wines offered by Paul’s Wine & Spirits