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
    • Go Forth and Drink (great) Old White Wine.

      There are so many myths and misconceptions about white wine among the general public. For example, people think white wine must always be chilled until super cold. Or, people think you can never pair red meat with white wine. Most erroneous of all, people say white wines can’t age. As for the question of temperature, the truth is that many complex, rich white wines are best ...

      Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek- 8 readers -
    • The Heart and History of Aldo Conterno.

      Sommeliers tasting Barolo with Justin Wilson of Massanois and Franco Conterno of Aldo Conterno winery. The fine folks at Terroni in Los Angeles recently hosted a tasting with Franco Conterno of the estimable winery, Aldo Conterno. It is moments like these when I realize how truly special the people in the hospitality industry are.

      Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek- 3 readers -
    • A Splendid Examination of Barolo and Barbaresco

      A Splendid Examination of Barolo and Barbaresco January 6, 2015 at 10:54 am Wine journalism, as we know it, is a dying art. The reason is simple; most wine publications these days specialize in points – the ultimate sound bite – as a way to attract readers. They’re easy to understand and much quicker to peruse.

      Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines- 7 readers -
  • 2006 Bruno Giacosa Extra Brut Enjoying some Italian sparkling...

    … 2006 Bruno Giacosa Extra Brut Enjoying some Italian sparkling wine made in the traditional Champagne method with squishabledotcom Shiba! Lots of butter and yeast on the nose along with lemon curd, crème fraîche, and baked apple. Lemon biscotti on the palate with a marzipan finish. Delicious! 5/5 bones $$ Pinot Noir 13% abv Piedmont, ITALY …

    Shiba Sommelier- 4 readers -
  • Happy New Year & 3 Wines of the Week…

    … I find – I do relax more and start drinking at all sorts of odd times of day that I just would not normally. Nothing gets me into a Christmas mood as much as a Panettone and a bottle of a light Moscato for an early Christmas tea – fine Prosecco is also superb with Panettone and I did indeed drink a superb Prosecco just the other day, but you…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Pagein Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • A Tasty Spanna (or Nebbiolo) from Vallana

    … Notes: This is a rich, vibrant red color out of the bottle. The nose shows leather, floral and slightly perfumed scents that augment the nice fruit, predominantly cherry. In fact this wine just screams cherry at you. It’s medium bodied with a nice structure and is still quite tannic. Let it get some air time and it smooths out a little. It’s going…

    Red Wine Please!- 4 readers -
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  • A day in Monforte d’Alba

    … Something funny happened this year. After nine years of setting out for Piemonte da sola, I finally found someone who was doing the same. Sure I have been there with other friends and family members sporadically, at various times, and there are my German Barolo Boys who I meet every year. But until this year, I had never met another American…

    enotecaMarcella- 3 readers -
  • Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir, 2013

    … Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir, 2013 The label tells me this is Pinot Noir, but the smells and flavors say Piemonte. Dark cherries, rose petals and smoke--has many of the qualities of a good Nebbiolo or Barbera wine. The longer it sits in the glass and is exposed to air, the better…

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget- 4 readers -
  • The Event: the 3rd annual Portfolio Tasting for Cavinola

    … in Quality/Price Rating terms): -Girlan Pinot Noir Patricia Alta Adige 2012, $318 per case -Fatt. La Rivolta Aglianico del Taburno 2011, $282 -San Patrignano Avi Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore 2008, $408 -I Clivi Friulano Brazan Collio Goriziano 2012 Bianco, $318 -Mamete Prevostini Albareda Sforzato Valtellina Superiore 2011 Lombardia, $393…

    Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine- 3 readers -
  • 2 books to enjoy this Christmas

    … Most of us who love wine are either armchair hedonists from time to time, or know someone who is, so books about wine, food and food and wine travel usually make perfect Christmas presents. So, I thought I would tell you about a couple of books that have come my way recently. Firstly a wine and travel atlas of Piemonte The beautiful rolling…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 2 readers -
  • Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012

    …Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012, Piemonte, Italy, $12 (S) – Rating 91 A lovely example of this crisp white wine from the Cortese grape, otherwise know as Gavi Di Gavi. The nose offers soft aromas of white peach, pineapple and baking spice. Dances on the palate with juicy acidity. Balanced flavors include ripe pineapple, peach, pear and spice. The long finish is highlighted by notes of pineapple and minerality. Buy This Wine The post Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

    Bacchus and Beery- 2 readers -
  • Office Holiday Party Time

    … Bello for an Italian repast, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that I'm adding a couple of Italian wines to The List tonight. It's far more surprising - to me at least - that I'm only adding two bottles. The Boss likes throwing out a good selection of wines at the start of the evening - a couple of this and two or three of that - but I didn't start…

    2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey- 1 readers -
  • Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte

    … liquor. Actually, it’s more like peanuts left in the car too long and circus peanuts all at the same time. It brings to mind the Christian Brothers Frost White Brandy I reviewed back in 2010…which I really didn’t like. Plastic strawberries is all else I can come up with for smell. Big League bubblegum strawberry. Hopefully, the taste is better…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 1 readers -
  • Due Vigne Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto

    … to receive! Nebbiolo Cinnamon Hill Vineyard 2011. The color is a ruby-magenta. The wine starts off—seconds after the cork had been popped—with dark fruit and black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and lots of dusty minerals. After a couple of hours those have evolved to smoky aromas. The 2011 is in a great spot and the wine continues to evolve…

    enotecaMarcellain Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • Wednesday Sips & Nibbles

    …, hand cut fresh pasta) Paitin “Sori’ Paitin” Dolcetto d’Alba, Piemonte, 2011 Coppo “L’Avvocata” Barbera d’Asti, Piemonte, 2012 THIRD COURSE Veal Braciole & Creamy Polenta (stuffed with pine nuts, raisins, prosciutto, parmigiano reggiano) San Felice Pugnitello, Toscana, 2008 Fattoria Colsanto Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria, 2009 DESSERT COURSE Cinnamon Panna Cotta (autumn fruit compote) Maculan Torcolato, Veneto, 2008 COST: $75 per person (excludes tax & gratuity) Reservation required by calling (617) 530-9392.…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 1 readers -
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