Asti

  • Asteisms ~ Ingeniously Polite Insults

    …, inherited from my witty, yet humorless father… His humor always stung like a piercing yellow jacket, hitting you on your shin bone. His “humor” was also missing any laugh lines, on his face or otherwise. Now, if I had just followed suit, my skin wouldn’t be so wrinkled… but, I’m really okay with all of my laugh lines. Alas… My mother once said to me…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • Gavi & Cortese – the place, the grape and a surprise

    … Tortonesi and Monferrato regions as well as in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and the wider areas of Alessandria to make the slightly more humble wines labelled as Cortese del Piemonte DOC. Outside Piemonte Cortese can be found in Lombardy’s Oltrepò Pavese region and it is also cultivated around Lake Garda where it is used to produce Garda Cortese as well…

    Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page -
  • Piemonte Part 1 – first taste of Monferrato

    … known, but some quite obscure. As soon I told people that I was going to Piemonte they jumped to the conclusion that I would be visiting Barolo, but actually my destination was the much less well known Monferrato region. Monferrato covers the provinces of Alessandria and Asti, I was visiting the bit in Alessandria. For most of the time was I based…

    Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 4 readers -
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