Friday, July 1, 2016

Balsamic Vinegar tasting at Acetaia Marchi

What an amazing experience!  In May I contacted Acetaia Marchi about doing a balsamic vinegar tasting while visiting Modena, I had read about them online as having some of the best vinegar in Italy.   They were very happy to set up an appointment,  which I assumed would be with a group of other tourist.   We arrived to find it was just us, the owner, his wife and their assistant spent the next two hours showing us the process of making vinegar and tasting a large variety of different types and ages.  At one point they even had us get into our car and follow them to their house to see where they aged the very special vinegars under thier own roof.  They are a smaller producer and take great pride in their products.   It was so interesting to see how enthusiastic and passionate they are about what they do. The tasting was so in depth,  I have a totally new perspective and understanding about balsamic vinegar.  They explained when to use which type.  The taste of their vinegar was better then I  have ever had. An experience I will never forget.