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Take time to feel

It is a brilliant November day here in Acqui Terme Piemonte and after a horrendous few days of storms it looks fabulous, the air, the sky, the water drops sparkling in the trees. Just makes you glad to live on such a precious planet. So I wanted to share some nature shots from literally a step outside the doors of Verdmont. Right outside The Room at Verdmont.

Towards the end of the month we have a wonderful fair in Acqui featuring the famous white truffle but more than that there are a wide variety of local foods, cheese, honey, snacks , pastas preserves and wines to try and to buy. I usually take alot home to give as Christmas gifts or for the Christmas table.

The event is Mostra di Tartufo Acqui Sapori, very catchy title but it is on 25 November 2018 so save the date!

Happy truffle or Porcini hunting, the weather is a perfect combination of damp and mild conditions. Perfect for autumn risotto!

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As summer draws to a close

We embrace the beautiful colours of autumn here in Piemonte the vineyards are just about bursting into fiery shades of yellow , red and finally tans and browns to herald the rest period.

The mornings are cool with a dense fog that rolls back during the morning to make way for the sunshine.

But whilst you are admiring the view there are plenty of things to taste from the famous white truffle many restaurants will not feature dishes garnished with truffle shavings and of course the black truffle. The Porcini of course with all its delicious autumnal flavour set of with fresh pasta or a sprinkling of parsley.

There is always the wine and autumn makes a good red wine especially welcome as the cold evenings draw in.

Verdmont is busy all year round and for last minute guest we are creating a new aperitivo package for hectic, late or last minute arrivals, watch this space!!

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Renovating

We have been working very hard and I think we can agree the new Loft looks amazing with its ecclectic mix of modern and classic.  The asian influence, italian furnishing in an industrial backdrop, hard to believe? Pay us a visit!

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Breakfast @ Verdmont

Now we offer a delicious breakfast basket delivered to you door or tent.

Take a look.

It includes fresh baked bread, gianduia croissants, Fresh coffee, squeezed orange juice, a fruit cup, a meat and cheese selection and a few more seasonal goodies! All this for €8 per person, and you do not have to leave your comfort zone.

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Why not packages!

We are always delighted to announce additional services to Verdmont, and the latest is:

A two night Verdmont Roman spa package including:

  • A bottle of Cuvage Champagnee3138f6045443c8dafa9e058cdb62ee0_f1543
  • Breakfast served, in your room /apartment or on your private terrace.
  • Entry to Spa Lago Delle Sorgenti

Price per person €150. Available all year round, though we highly recommend Autumn and Winter, there is nothing like a swim in Thermal waters when the temperatures dip!

Book via our website http://www.verdmont.co
Find us on instagram, facebook or twitter Verdmontacquit

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Enoteca Bar Ciabot

A delightful little bar sits at the very gates of the pedestrian area of Acqui, we paid a visit and I tasted a rather lovely wine Arneis and Jens rolled into a Barbera, the lovely host brought us goats cheese with mostarda cups, salami like they used to make and little bits of foccacia.  We watched people walk and talk, and kids run around. We highly recommend it. There a wide range of Piemonte wines on one wall and the rest of the world occupies the opposite wall of the cozy space. You can drink and order by the bottle or glass, you can also take them away. The host is knowledgable and friendly and open all day. It was a perfect way to break up the evening, it is a 20 minute walk from Verdmont. Give it a go!

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CUVAGE

This week we made a tour and tasting at Cuvage. Now this is our very own “Champagne” house right here in Acqui, how lucky are we?

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We do have a jolly nice friend at Cuvage that did the tour for us and it was amazing to see the bottle machine, disgorgement machines and the autoclave, these are pressurized tanks for sparkling wine, not Champagne.

At the end we could try three perfect chilled Champagnes, Cuvage di Cuvage, Cuvage Rosè, and Blanc de Blanc  served with tasty treats. It was indeed a fabulous way to spend the afternoon, and what is more, this will be included in our new Champagne in Piemonte Tour. We have two star producers out of a total of only 15 in the region.

The award winning Cuvage produces 5 million bottles a year and sells worldwide. It is delicious and there are bottles here at Verdmont chilled to perfection just waiting for you!

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