Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, pronounced [pjeˈmonte]; Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont; French: Piémont) is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It has an area of 25,402 square kilometres (9,808 sq mi) and a population of about 4.6 million. The capital of Piedmont is Turin. The name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium or Pedemontis, i.e., ad pedem montium, meaning “at the foot of the mountains” (attested in documents of the end of the 12th century).
Posts about Piemonte
    • Wine Divas Making a Name for their Wineries

      by Frank Mangio In the world of wine, women are proving themselves to be every bit the equal of a previously male-dominated winemaking profession. The national wine media, like Wine Spectator and more recently Food & Wine, have spotlighted women of distinction, many of whom have crafted their wines in the famous Napa Valley/Sonoma districts of California.

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    • Wines of the Week: Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, and the Affinities That Belie Origin

      Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo might seem strange bedfellows. The first is the grape of Bourgogne, the second of Piemonte, and although you could drive from Barolo to Beaune in under six hours, the regions are as different as Gorgonzola and Gruyère. These locations maintain fiercely independent and undiluted cultural identities, which naturally find expression in their culinary traditions.

      Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Table- 2 readers -
    • Fall 2014 Travel Update

      If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to the last couple of months, well, this is it. WSET Level 3 book Hittin’ the books again! Studying for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 3. Well that … and this … Amalfi Coast, September 2014 I’m generating stories for you guys. Here is a little preview.

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  • Wednesday Sips & Nibbles

    … Foods’ Vice President of Beverage Operations and Master of Wine, Sandy Block. At this exclusive four-course pairing dinner celebrating everything Italy, Sandy Block will guide guests through his selection of the exquisite tastes and flavors of “Undiscovered Gems of Italy.” I think this is going to a tasty and educational dinner, with plenty…

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  • Thoughts on Tre Bicchieri 2015

    … “Sboccatura Tardiva” (late disgorged) Cantina Maestra “Brut Zero.” I’ve had this wine for the last several vintages and have always been impressed with its purity, balance, acidity and complexity; it’s a marvelous Brut, very dry with a long, satisfying finish; it’s also got a lot of finesse. It’s a great example of how good Alta Langa can…

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  • Three Bottles: Victoria Moore

    Part of the three bottles deal is that I blow a bit of smoke, that sort of thing. I think it’s been a bit obvious on a couple of occasions. It’s generally quite easy. Victoria Moore is the Wine Editor for the Telegraph. That’s probably enough for most. She’s also rather clever. And she’s almost invariably got a crash helmet with her. It’s the clever bit that draws me in.

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  • Picton Bay South Island (New Zealand) Pinot Noir, 2013

    … After drinking the Monte Degli Angeli, I had to try my other Pinot Noir bargain from a recent Ann Arbor trip. There are many good wine bargains at Trader Joe's, but this New Zealand Pinot for $7.99 belongs right at the top of the list. This is a bit darker than Piemonte Pinot (below). Beautiful spicy nose--strawberries, cherries, ginger…

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget- 4 readers -
  • Barolo bar at Maialino NYC

    … What better way is there to spend a late afternoon in New York than looking out into Gramercy Park and tasting through this epic list of Barolo by the glass at Bar Maialino. Tasting these big name Nebbiolo's side by side was a soothing experience that was a much needed contrast to the usual chaotic tasting room scene one hurdily darts through…

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  • 2013 Dolcetto d’Alba, Coste e Fossati, G.D. Vajra, Piemonte, Italy

    … 2013 Dolcetto d’Alba, Coste e Fossati, G.D. Vajra, Piemonte, Italy (£20.22, Exel Wines tel. 01738 493535 & http://www.exelwines.co.uk; £118.15 per case of 6 bottles (£19.69 each) The Fine Wine Company tel. 0131 669 7716 & http://www.thefinewinecompany.co.uk). To my shame I have only written up one previous Dolcetto in this column…

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  • 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…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • 2010 Barolo, Cascina Bric 460, Vergne, Piemonte, Italy

    … 2010 Barolo, Cascina Bric 460, Vergne, Piemonte, Italy (£264.00 per 12 bottles in bond (around £30.00 per bottle inc. VAT), Berry Bros. & Rudd tel. 0800 280 2440 & bbr@bbr.com). Berry’s has hosted two fascinating in-depth customer tastings recently (more on the Spanish event in due course) and The Grand Tour of Italy showcased a superb…

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  • Three Chianti Wines from Banfi

    … This is based on wine provided by the winery or organization acting on their behalf. 2013 Bolla Chianti 2012 Castello Banfi Chianti Classico 2010 Castello Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva These samples were sent in conjunction with an online promotion to educate casual wine drinkers about the Chianti region and its different types…

    Cliff's Wine Picksin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • Studio Time with Rinascimento

    … as more violet, cola and a touch of chocolate. Furry tannins crave hearty food: sausage, beef, etc. Decant or lay on its side for a few years. (SLO #500088, min order 12) G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2009 ($35) There was a lot of chatter about how the 2009 vintage of this entry-level Barolo was more approachable than the ’08, with terms like “drink it while…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 1 readers -
  • Approachable 2010 Barolos

    … Approachable 2010 Barolos October 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo zone with the snow-covered Alps in the background (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, penned an excellent column on October 17 about the 2010 Barolos. (read here). I almost don’t even have to use…

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  • 1971 Barolo Fontanafredda at Maialino NYC

    … Uncorking this 1971 Fontana Fredda Barolo this weekend at Maialino in New York City was reminiscent of opening a coffin in The Langhe and experiencing Nebbiolo zombies awakening from the dead to slowly climb into the glass. At first this wine smelled of rotten corpse, soil and maybe some tar for the sake of tradition. Slowly opening…

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  • Roero row your boat, gently down the stream

    … Matteo Correggia Roero Arneis 2013 13% - Piemonte I don't really have a clear idea of the Arneis grape. And this bottle doesn't clarify things: it still seems like a neutral grape but without the fascinating neutrality that e.g. Muscadet can have. Sometimes neutrality is, paradoxically, one of the most interesting sensations in wine…

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