Support Emilia-Romagna Santa Lucia Trio
These are three wines from Emilia-Romagna made by Tenuta Santa Lucia. The proceeds from the sale of this trio will be donated to Regione Emilia Romagna – the Regional Government of Emilia-Romagna. More than one-third of the region has been devastated by unprecedented rainfalls in the past three days with damages for billions of dollars and several deaths.
I personally have the strongest connection with Emilia-Romagna on many levels. On Primal we've always sold a vast amount of wine from Emilia-Romagna and I have spent a whole lot of time in the region during my youth – being from Veneto, it is a quick trip. Countless summers on the Adriatic Riviera, lots of visits to friends studying in Bologna, a few born and raised there, including Primal's one and only investor and silent partner – a good friend, first.
Emilia-Romagna is a fantastic place, its people are some of the most generous, outgoing, and overall fun to be around people you will ever meet. The sheer amount of devastation and death that struck Emilia-Romagna is quite hard to stomach, and I hope to be able to contribute to the recovery efforts. I, like many others, do owe a lot to this incredible region.
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The Region: Emilia-Romagna
Emilia-Romagna is a region as famous for its wines as it is for its incredibly rich culinary tradition. Who hasn't tried products such as Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP, and Culatello di Zibello DOP? Who hasn't typical dishes such as Tortellini di Modena, Lasagne alla Bolognese, or Tagliatelle? It is safe to say that Emilia-Romagna set the standards for Italian culinary excellence worldwide.
Emila-Romagna is located in the northern part of Italy and is the only Italian region with traits of coast both to the east and west. Its territory is mostly flat, dominated by Italy's longest river, the Po river, and by Italy's largest flatland, called Pianura Padana, the most fertile agricultural region of the peninsula.
Emilia-Romagna borders Lombardy (north-west), Veneto (north), Marche (south), Tuscany (south-west), and Liguria (west). Bologna is the region's capital and of the Italian cities with the highest quality of life - it is also home of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
In popular culture, Emilia-Romagna found new glory in recent years precisely thanks to its unmatched food culture. "Osteria Francescana", the brainchild of "poet chef" Massimo Bottura, was voted best restaurant in the world for 2016 by the World's 50 Best Restaurants' jury.