A few years ago, the Society of Wine Educators asked us to organize an educational wine tour in Piedmont. Something that focused on the wine, they said, skipping incidentals like cooking lessons, truffle hunts, and food fairs. Something for people who wanted to learn as much as possible about Piedmont’s most important wines, namely Barolo and Barbaresco.
That’s how Xtreme Piedmont was born. We liked the tour so much that we designed a comparable trip in Tuscany. Both Xtreme tours include one or two more tastings per day, plus those hard-to-get-into estates that we visit only on these tours.