Piedmont

    • Big release, bigger wines

      Chicken and beef destined for tortillas As we creep deeper and deeper into late autumn days, with afternoons bereft of light and evenings full of chill, we begin to search for more than a pipkin of warmth. Wine can fill the void and it is no simple folderol that we seek. The bicameral brain on one lobe wants deep, earthy reds, dynamic and changeless, the other asks for bombs with damp fuses.

    • Piemonte’s Fall Favorites

      Piemonte in the fall… Um, the splendor. Piemonte is translated as the foot of the mountain. And, I’m going with the Italian version of how it’s written and pronounced for this blog story, to be more genuine with the location. This was an excellent lesson about geographical locations, when I visited Lisboa… Right, Lisboa… Different places, different languages, different pro ...

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  • Indigenous Italy

    …, the refreshing bubbly wine of the Veneto region in northern Italy. Formerly named for both the grape and the region, things got confusing when Prosecco achieved DOCG status, the highest quality designation for Italian wine, so they since went back to using the name Glera for the grape. Prosecco is not "Italian Champagne" – it’s a completely…

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  • Searching truffles in Piedmont

    … deep it might be. The empress of all truffles, the white truffle, only grows in Northern part of Italy and rarely also appears in Tuscany and Abruzzo, as well as the Istrian coastal countries of Croatia (the biggest truffle was found there) and Slovenia. The dog and his master looking for truffle Truffles are fungi, growing under the ground near…

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  • Putting Piedmont Wine in Perspective

    … of the “classes” I’ve had have come from winemakers and local experts who love to share their knowledge, which brings me to Darryl Baldwin… I had the pleasure of spending some time with Darryl this summer in the Piedmont wine region of Italy sipping wine and soaking in his wealth of knowledge on Piedmont wine – the region, the history, the food and his…

    Elaine Schoch/ Carpe Travel- 1 readers -
  • Looking to the Future with Morrell Wine

    … tastings, dinners, and events with Morrell. I am determined to continue providing you with the same detailed reviews and coverage that my readers have grown to expect. Burgundy can be intimidating, or so they say I spend a lot of time cruising the aisles of wine shops. In fact, I’d say it’s something of a hobby of mine. These trips often result in great…

    Eric Guido/ The V.I.P. Table- 2 readers -
  • Halloween, Wine and Ghost Stories

    … around grapevines and shroud castles hundreds of years old, setting the perfect spooky mood.” The article looks at several castles accompanied by photos and ghost stories. These stories might be perfect for reading on a dark, gloomy Halloween night. By the way, she suggests having a glass of hot mulled wine on hand “to calm your shaking nerves…

    Wine Trail Travelerin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Syrah Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Pining for Piedmont

    … to most wines at twice this price. Only at Vintages. There is lot of the wonderfully rustic Barbera available, my favourite being Boeri – bright, appetizing, refreshing. The liveliness of Italy in a glass. And at the very reasonable price of $12. Perfect for pasta or pizza night. BOERI 12 Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy 375113 $11.70 CASTELLO DI…

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

    … cheeses. Looking forward to Mauro's next class on November 4 - Indigenous Varietals of Italy. I can never be educated enough about this region. I'm hoping for some Lagrein, Teroldego and Frappato. …

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  • 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 …

    Shiba Sommelier- 3 readers -
  • 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…

    Eric Guido/ The V.I.P. Table- 4 readers -
  • Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

    … 2008 – 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…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Winein Riesling- 12 readers -
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