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The vineyard landscape of Piedmont is now a World Heritage Site
The vineyard landscape of Piedmont is now a World Heritage Site

If you ever needed and excuse to open that precious bottle of Barbaresco or Barolo you’ve been keeping for a special moment, this is it: The vineyard landscape of Piedmont in northern Italy has just been officially added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It becomes the 50th such site in Italy, which has more than any other country. Maurizio Martina, Italy’s minister of agriculture, is quoted in the Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera as saying, “It’s a fundamental recognition that affirms the cultural value of our agriculture. And the first time, in fact, that UNESCO recognizes an Italian viticultural landscape so unique in the world.” At the same...

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