Modena – Day 8

On our way across Italy from Liguria to Venice we stopped in the outskirts of Modena. We visited a balsamic vinegar producer (an acetaia). Acetaia Paltrinieri has been in the business since 1845. We have long been balsamic fans and our interest has grown in recent years as we’ve watched our friends at the Terraces Winery in Rutherford, CA get ready to launch their balsamic offering. As Timm Crull often says; “You start a balsamic business for your grandchildren, not your children.” Seeing how Paltrinieri approaches their business confirms this approach as necessary.

Our tour let us see their production process from the initial stages through the curation of their batteries. Needles to say we came home with a couple of their delicious offerings.

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