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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  • GREGT said it all. PN's start at $30 from Oregon and under $10, they are a ... a ... For reds, how about a Barbera, maybe even a red Lambrusco, even if it is bubbly, also a Dornfelder, even a Petite Syrah. Same issue for whites; try a Gruner Veltliner or even a Vio Verde,Bon Appet Read More

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  • Hello fellow wine lovers! I am new to the snooth community, but am finding this platform to be a great place to research wines, as well as read helpful reviews. As an avid wine drinker, I am always interested in hearing other people's wine reviews, and I was wondering if some would help me with my search.  This year, my wife and I are hosting th... Read More

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  • Woodward Canyon Barbera Estate 2012


    The wine is a deep inky purple in the glass with some brighter ruby along the ...-barbera.htm Read More

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  • Box wine, depending on who you ask, is either the future of wine or the ugly ... Serra Barbera Piemonte 2012 Box wine from Piedmont? Yep, and it's fabulous. The 2012 Vinchio-Vaglio Serra Barbera Piemonte begins with an aroma filled with black cherry. There are hints of plum, spice and even a little mint, but it's the wonderful black cherry that... Read More

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  • This is of course a bit biased, and I didn't even include three of my ... ... ... Bordeaux, Chianti, and Barbera, but the point here was to try and highlight what i think are the greatest wines made on earth, which are not necessarily the most commonly consumed. I've also tried to spread the love around and while two of my picks are from Fran... Read More

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  • Names have been drawn at random and PM's have been sent to everyone. You have 2 weeks to get the wine shipped. Everyone should have their package in hand by no later than. November 28th.if you are new at this and need some tips just PM Secret Santa and I will do my best to answer all your questions.Wines are being shipped and received.Participan... Read More

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  • Dunc, you are so much more an expert than I am on many things, especially ... ... ... co-worker and the wine (Barbera Da Vine) comes in a bottle with a pin up on the label.&nbs Read More

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  • I thought about that, too, Emark... that was my friend Peter's nickname ... of choices.  Dolcetto, Barbera, Chianti... and if you like Sangio, there's less expensive Morellino di Scansano and the other wines from that part of Tuscany.  So, without knowing more, let me suggest Erik Banti's Carato, a very inexpensive and tasty (and pretty darn t... Read More

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