Common synonyms: Besgano, Barbera e Raspo, Lombardesca, Perricone, Gaietto, Ughetta, Pignatello, Barberone

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Piedmont, Italy
History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fourth most planted grape in all of Italy. 7th century Lombard historian, Paul the Deacon, wrote that the Lombard troops defeated the Franks at the Battle of Refrancore after getting them schnoggered on the local wine, which was likely Barbera. The jugs had been scattered all over the field and the Franks willingly drank from them, and lost their coordination. 13th century documents from the Casale Monferrato have details of leasing agreements for vineyards planted with “de bons vitibus barbexinis,” which is Barbera. In 1798 Count Novolune, the deputy director of the agrarian society of Turin, named Barbera as one of the grapes in his list of “Vitis vinifera Montisferratensis,” the grapes surrounding Read more »

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  • Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva 2010


    Not your fathers Rioja. Brick red in the glass with lots of red fruit on the ... Simple wine, reminds me of a Barber Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • MEXICO!Pavo Real Wines are cultivated in Valle De Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico. A plentiful and exceptional Viticulture region, wines have been cultivated in Mexico since the Spanish first arrived in the 16th century. Until now, these wines have been enjoyed within the Mexican borders. Blended by MS Ian Cauble and Imported Directly into the United St... Read More

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  • If you can include French, you can get your distributor's rep to bring some ... bases, but Montevino's Barbera is an easy-to-source wine that can retail for $10-12 easily.  For a little more, their Terra d'Oro wines are a little better, and still in the ballpark of $20.  Bokisch makes good Iberian-style wines, as does Pierce Ranch, and they are... Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • "Pinotage despite the name and heritage  is NOTHING like Pinot ... ... thread reminded me of some Barbera that needs to be disposed of, so that's what I'm off to.&nbs Read More

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  • Great story, JD!VV, here's how it usually works, as people who have been ... Crianzas, my Friday pinots, Barbera, Dolcetto, Chianti, lower end Zin, Cotes du Rhone, etcetera.  If I'm planning on something nice, I might bring it into the house and put it in the tower, but it keeps cooler in the basement, even when it was a passive, quarter of th... Read More

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  • Buehler is a pretty good deal.  Recently had a bunch of it for around $15 ... list.  I needed some Barbera, so that was a rebuy of Altitude 2401 from Perry Creek, up in the Sierra Foothills.  Keeping up with the non-major reds from California, a Garnacha from Bokisch to have with some arroz con pollo later this week. Last night we had an inter... Read More

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  • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca di Pian 2010


    Dark berry and tobacco flavors. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Red, sorry to hear about that harrowing adventure to Total Wine, the insanity ... ... Pinot NoirRocca Felice Barbera d'Alba Superiore Famiglia LanzavecchiaQuinta de Ventozelo Douro Quinta de Ventozelo Reserva&nbs Read More

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  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a ... flight which included a 2011 Barbera, the 2012 Savoia (Nebbiolo, Barbera and Syrah blend), a 2008 Nebbiolo and the 2012 Alisos (Sangiovese and Merlot). All of these were really good, we came away with one each of the blends.  Next up was Samsara where the winema... Read More

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