How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? Bob Dylan asked in Greenwich Village in 1962. Fifty years later, the Minstrel celebrated the anniversary of his protest song at Collisioni.
We participated, too, lending “moral” support to the event with our Barolo del Comune di Serralunga 2008, which was presented at the wine tastings at the Enoteca of the Castle of Barolo. The event took place Saturday 14 July at 6:30 PM, and was introduced by Lorenzo Tablino, journalist and wine writer but above all passionate supporter, to an audience of 30.
To reach the event hall we climbed aboard a shuttle packed with people flocking to see Littizzetto, scheduled at the same time, and Zucchero and Patty Smith, also on the programme. We crossed the main piazza of Barolo, which was covered with tourists and fans already listening to “Lucianina’s” barbs (as Fabio Fazio would say) and on the return vice versa and the same
Who shared our journey with us? Thousands of people, the intellectual audience for the literature festival – which is Collisioni – and for the concerts in the piazza – also Collisioni – so alternative as to all be the same. Especially in one aspect in particular: they were all holding a glass of beer.
Just as clothes don’t make the man, maybe it’s not who holds the glass that makes the event, but in Barolo we would have expected to see more wine and less beer or, better, to have more wine seen (not just in two guided seminars!) and accompanied by a more consonant image … and we asked ourselves: how many roads must we walk down before we learn the lesson? The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wine