Renato Vacca—the character and spirit of Piedmont

No one is going to deny these are strange times: very trying for many and certainly surreal for the rest of us. Last weekend promised a bit of gloom, and not just via the weather forecast. With these prescribed self-quarantines I wasn’t going to do much except laundry, catch up on a couple of shows … Continue reading Renato Vacca—the character and spirit of Piedmont

Karen MacNeil, a great inspiration

I managed to sneak a few treasures into my suitcase from my last trip to Piemonte. I also came home to a few unexpected ones. Two packages sat on the floor by the front door when I walked into my house after being gone for nearly three weeks—my 15th trip to Italy in 10 years. … Continue reading Karen MacNeil, a great inspiration

Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore DOCG

My travels last fall took me to many remote corners of Italy, one of which, among my very favorites, was Dogliani. Dogliani is a Piemontese region famous for its Dolcetto. The region produces some of the world's very best Dolcetto wines. Find my article, entitled Dolcetto from Dogliani, as the latest feature at Turin Italy Guide. Next … Continue reading Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore DOCG