We all know that Piemonte is known for its red wines, but who can drink those on these blistering hot days? I sure can't!

I have been pretty obsessed lately with trying to explore Piemonte's comeback kid and native varietal Roero Arneis. It is a delicate and bright wine, is a little more aromatic than the other local Gavi white wine made from the Cortese grapes, and often smells of white flowers and grapefruit. Aside from their being really hard to pronounce with those hard-to-roll Italian Rs and Arneis sounding very Piemontesish, I have really been enjoying them, especially with pasta dishes!

Last weekend, Claudio and I went to visit the winery Luigi Penna & Figli near the town of Alba. After a huge thunderstorm the night before, we were blessed with a bright blue sky and cotton ball clouds, perfect for testing out our new wide-angle lens. I chose this winery because it was basically near Alba, in a frazione called San Rocco Seno D'Elvio (another mouthful), but the road just kept going up and up until we arrived at our destination. We were like small morsels at the bottom of a giant bowl.