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The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...
History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...
History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...
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A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on Napa reds when you can get these bottles, aged for you already, at these prices?2) you can put together your own Produttori del Barbaresco verticals that'd knock the socks off the Valkyrie serving wenches pouring at the tables in Valhalla. Barbaresco from the Big Cel... Read More
In the context of prices being demanded and met by so many over-hyped cherry-cola-ized NorCal wines these days, and even though we've helped give Piedmont too much attention here which hasn't helped price curves (for the consumer, anyway), these prices are still oh-so-cheap for what you're getting. And, they're even in their proper drinking wind... Read More
A 2006 Arneis from Piemonte, Italy. Light yellow straw in color. Fruit hints of apple and orange blossims with a hint of almond. It has a mid-finish on the palette and balanced acidity. Best served chilled to 48 degrees, and served with fresh goat cheese and fruit platter. Read More
Would go if I could... Piedmont 1978: An Epic Tasting Friday, May 18th at Del Posto, NYC As time goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that 1978 was one of the monumental vintages in Piemontese history, at the same towering level as 1958, 1964 and 1971. And for drinking today at the peak of its glorious maturity, 1978 looms especially large... Read More
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I have been spoiled, living in the throes of one of the world's famous wine countries. It seems, I have become a California glutton of sorts... Don't get me wrong, I HAVE tasted wonderful wines out of the area, but that has been an infrequent experience at best. I want to venture out.. out of the sun, the redwoods, the pacific,.... uuhh.. do I... Read More