autumn_in_langaAsk anyone if they know Barolo and they will probably say yes. Now one of the most famous red wines in the world, that 30 years ago was unknown even in its production region, the beautiful Langhe (just nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site), is a movie. Langhe, northwestern Italy, with their rolling hills covered with vineyards and topped with villages and medieval castles of red brick is one of the daily trips that I always recommended to my guests in Ecotoursim Podere Borgo di Vigoleno®, to spend a special day in a countryside that combines the serenity of the scenery, the beauty of the architecture, the pleasure of the senses and the cheerful, lively atmosphere that reigns in the wine cellars and restaurants.

Barolo’s current success is mainly due to the courage and initiative of a group of small-scale wine producers, the so-called “Barolo Boys.” For the first time on the big screen, “Barolo Boys. The Story of a Revolution” tells the fascinating story of Barolo wine and how it exploded as a world phenomenon.

In the optimistic Eighties, these winemakers upset the quiet world of the Piemonte countryside and brought about a revolution in Italian wine, igniting a fierce controversy between different generations and different ways of thinking.  The Barolo Boys traces the short but intense trajectory of a group of producers who indelibly changed the world of wine.

The documentary film by Paolo Casalis and Tiziano Gaia is narrated by Joe Bastianich, celebrated American restaurateur, TV personality, winemaker, wine writer and MasterChef judge, appearing for the first time on the big screen. Carlo Petrini, founder and president of Slow Food, and Oscar Farinetti, creator of Eataly are special guest in the film that had its premiere at the Wine Country Film Festival in Sonoma (CA) last September 17, 2014 and on September 30, 2014 at Eataly Torino (Italy) and from November 3rd, almost 30 years after their first visit, the Barolo Boys will be back in New York. For more info