While his travel itinerary reads like a foodie “dream vacation,” Sanders insists that his tour is all about business. A key objective in visiting the wine and olive oil greats throughout the region includes the creation of strategic partnerships to enable an expanded presence within North America. “No education available can upstage first- hand, real-world experience,”
He has already enjoyed time visiting "Manfredi Barbera & Figli S.p.A." [www.oliobarbera.com]
The following is the full outline of Sanders’ itinerary, cutting a swath through Europe's finest wine and olive oil regions. Sanders urges online foodies to “experience along with him” as he shares his photos, videos and insights into the regions and their peoples:
3/23 Natalia Ravidá - Renowed olive oil producer in Menfi (Sicily). www.ravida.it [Photo 2: The Ravida Estate welcomed Sanders on March 23rd, 2010]
3/24 Marina Colonna - Producer of elegant olive oils from the Molise Region in southern Italy. www.marinacolonna.it
3/25 Gioia Pinna and Giuseppe Giancarlini (Umbria) - Award winning olive oil producer. www.agricolamascio.it
3/27 Alessandra Mililotti, Ciacci Tiziano - Mocali Azienda Agraria, Montalcino (Tuscany) - Producer of Brunello di Montalcino and other fine wines from Tuscany.
3/29 Roberto Stucchi Prinetti - Badia a Coltibuono (Tuscany) - Pioneer producer of olive oil and Chianti Classico. www.coltibuono.com
3/30 Jean-Benoit Hugues - Castelas (Provence)
4/1 Thiebault Huber - Huber-Verdereau, Volnay in Burgundy, France - Young producer of Volnay and Pommard.
4/2 Romain Taupenot - Taupenot-Merme in Morey St. Denis - Producer of a large portfolio of wines from across Burgundy.
4/2 Alexandrine Roy - Domaine Marc Roy - Gevrey Chambertin (Burgundy) - Outstanding producer of outstanding villages-level wines.
4/6 Rosa Vañó - Castille de Canena, Jaen (Spain) - One of the top olive oil producing estates in Spain. www.castillodecanena.com/
Bill Sanders added, “This trip has been magical and a bit like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. I am excited to share the fabulous riches of olive oil, wine and food found on this journey with my friends. There are so many benefits from utilizing the various olive oils found throughout Europe and Tunisia. I can’t wait to help educate North America and to spread the word and passion for this culinary treat!”
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