The Order of the Knights of the Truffle and the Wines of Alba is an ancient food and wine Confraternity, was formed in Grinzane Cavour.
This beautiful village is surrounded by the wonderful hills of Langhe. Over there they also have seat the Castello di Grinzane Cavour – Unesco Heritage and the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour.
The Great Master founder, Luciano Degiacomi, famous figure with a far-sighted mind, founded the Order of the Knights in 1967 to value and to defend the culture of the land and the traditions of the piedmontese cuisine and local wines.
Currently the Order counts Knights in Italy and abroad, but it also has many other delegations.
Over the year the Order of Knights of the Truffle and Wines of Alba organises many important events named “Chapters”, a cultural event with culinary aspects of Gastronomie and local wines.
In September the Order introduces the exclusive annual Selection of the Great Wines. During this occasion the best labels of Piedmont are valued by a Commission of Technical Tasting.
That Commission awards the institutional and counted/numbered Label of the Order of the Knights to only the wines that reach at least 90/100 points, according to the evaluation method of the Union Internationale des Oenologues.
Anyone who has a love and interest for wine, truffles and the landscape of this area can apply to become a member of the Order of the Knights of the Truffle and Wines of Alba.
The application and curriculum vitae should be filled in and sent to the Order by e-mail adressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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