The Langhe in Piemonte is a cornucopia of deliciousness – a gastronomic oasis known for its tajarin, tartufi (white truffles) and nutella, and surrounded by some of the best wines (and wineries) in the world- Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d’Alba. Another reason why it should be on the map is that the Langhe territory is a microcosm of some of Italy’s most engaging site specific contemporary art installations. Yep, in the middle of the countryside you can find a technicolor Sol LeWitt designed church.
In this episode, I sit down with Roberta Ceretto, Director of Communications and Marketing of Ceretto Winery to talk about the ABCs- art, Barolo and Clemente; aka the amazing synthesis of incredible wine, incredible food and restaurants and amazing contemporary art all concentrated in the Langhe. We discuss how Ceretto contributed to the rise of contemporary art in Alba and the Langhe, Piemonte.
In This Episode
[02:05] Roberta Ceretto, Ceretto Winery
[05:31] Discovering Artists
[07:18] La Piola, a restaurant and art space
[11:32] Chef Enrico Crippa and Piazza Duomo
[14:58] On the Table and in the Country: Contemporary Art in Alba
[27:28] Wine and Contemporary Art
[33:38] Roberta’s Favourite Artists and Museums
[39:38] Wine Trekking Ceretto’s Vineyards
More Art, More Wine, please!
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