Piedmont

    Pining for Piedmont

    …Each September, Kato and I escort a group to one of the world’s great red wine regions, Piedmont in the NW of Italy. This hilly region, with stunning scenery, is home to the three great Bs – Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, which flow like water at local cantinas, osterias and restaurants. And in the garden of our hotel, and probably most bedrooms…

    2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Oct. 11 LCBO Wine Picks: Sonoma + Piedmont

    … tasting event that takes place this Thursday, October 9th. The mini-feature in this release highlights wines that are nestled in the Alpine foothills - Piedmont. Given that only 3 of the 26 wines featured from Sonoma and Piedmont are included among my wine picks, it goes without saying that I am somewhat disappointed with the wines chosen…

    4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

    The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

    … for their longevity, structure, acidity and food friendliness. Barolo and Barbaresco wines are both made 100% with the Nebbiolo grape. These northern Italian regions of Piedmont have a cooler climate, and the food of the region tends to be rich, so Nebbiolo pairs well with the cuisine. Minimum aging requirements for Barbaresco include 26 months…

    1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

    2013 Il Falchetto Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Hmm… smells...

    …2013 Il Falchetto Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Hmm… smells almost carbonic? Small red berries, ripe peaches, and nectarines with the REDDEST flesh possible on the nose. Great mouthfeel on this wine. Hint of pepper on the attack, yielding to dried cranberries and dried cherries on the palate. Interesting! 4/5 bones $$ Brachetto 6% abv Brachetto d’Acqui (Piedmont), ITALY…

    3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Does Barbera get the respect it deserves?

    … a region that produces two wines as prestigious as Barolo and Barbaresco. Barbera always played the supporting role in Piedmont, being the wine of choice at the dinner table but the runner-up for prime vineyard space. In the end it’s all about economics: Why spend the money marketing a wine from a region that already has its claim to fame, especially…

    4 readers - By Eric Guido/ The V.I.P. Table

    Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

    … – Veneto 2 Tenuta Sette Ponti – Oreno 2011 – Tuscany 3 Marisa Cuomo – Costa d’Amalfi Furore Fiorduva 2012 – Campania 4 Luciano Sandrone – Barolo Cannubi Boschis Luciano Sandrone 2010 – Piedmont 5 Argiolas – Turriga 2010 – Sardinia 6 Tenuta San Guido – Sassicaia 2011 – Tuscany Casanova 7 of Blacks – Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 2008 – Tuscany 8…

    12 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

    Dueling Blind Barolo Vintages

    … and finding a reference point here can be difficult. In fact, I don’t recall the last time I saw such a collection of the who’s who in Piedmont. If you’re looking to put something special in the cellar, you can’t go wrong here. As for 99’s, it’s all been recently said. A retrospective tasting from two years ago put me on the hunt to acquire as much ’99…

    4 readers - By Eric Guido/ The V.I.P. Table

    #winePW 4: Sicily

    … #winePW 4 bloggers! Culinary Adventures with Camilla is posting “Chuletas de Cordero + Tempranillo” Vino Travels — An Italian Wine Blog will share “Piedmont Pleasures” Grape Experiences is pairing “Avantis Estate Malagousia 2013 and Greek Shrimp” Curious Cuisiniere will share “Wisconsin Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Door County Winery’s Peninsula Red…

    4 readers - By Pull That Cork

    Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

    … harvest,' Leonardi said. At this early stage, Sicily has staked an early claim to be the winner of the 2014 vintage. 'It's been exceptional there. It's been cooler than usual, which should give the wines more finesse and not too much power,' Leonardi said. In Piedmont, Paolo Gagliardo, of Gianni Gagliardo winery, said the estate won't begin the Nebbiolo…

    9 readers - By Decanter

    Mac & Cheese Night #4: Homeroom

    … the Tipsy Pig above Homeroom. And I’d bet all those people who’ve had Homeroom’s name on the tips of their tongue when I’ve mentioned my quest would agree. Would you? Homeroom 400 40th Street Piedmont, Oakland Website P.S. The Husband has declared Homeroom to be far too hipster because I was one of three people photographing their food at the same exact time. I, however, felt a universal sense of foodie camaraderie. The mason jars, though…he has a point. Reviewed 29 August 14. by…

    9 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Argentina's Haarth winery is Canadian-owned

    … through private wine stores. Here is a diversion about the varietal called Bonarda in Argentina. According to Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson et al, the proper name is Douce Noire. It was widely grown in eastern France and may have originated in Piedmont in Italy, although the Italian Bonarda is a different grape. Douce Noire – can you picture…

    2 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

    Things to do in Turin, Italy

    …? And being in Piedmont, Turin has an AMAZING selection of wines you can’t find anywhere else? All the more reason to enjoy an aperitivo here! (The word “aperitivo” is the name for both the ritual of going out for a pre-dinner drink. It’s an Italian tradition.) I do not have any suggestions on places for your aperitivo in Turin but I do suggest you try…

    1 readers - By Elaine Schoch/ Carpe Travel

    Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

    … this to a friend back in the U.S., he said, “Oh, yeah, they pull out that wine for all the Americans.” No matter. 15. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 1983. Tasted in New York, October 1991. 16. Gaja Barbaresco 1955, Piedmont, Italy. Made by Angelo Gaja’s father, tasted in New York, October 1991. 17. Chateau Beychevelle 1928, St. Julien…

    By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head