Nebbiolo Prima 2014

Nebbiolo Prima 2014 - [nĕ-bē-'yōh-lōh  prē-'mŭh  'twĕn-tē  fôr-'tēn  n] 400 wines from 230 different producers tasted blindly in 5 days by 90 journalists from 25 different countries. All Nebbiolo. "Solo Nebbiolo." Every morning from May 12-16, all ninety of us, from different corners of the world, assembled in the Palazzo Mostre e Congressi in Alba and … Continue reading Nebbiolo Prima 2014

Flowering Season in Barolo

Yes, the vineyards are gorgeous. But there are other sites to see in the Langhe. And smack-dab in the middle of the springtime is one of the best times to see them. From May 11-20 I was in Alba and the surrounding areas for Nebbiolo Prima, a journalists' tasting of all the new release Barolo, Barbaresco, … Continue reading Flowering Season in Barolo

The Wild Roero

Did you know that there is another fantastic Nebbiolo-producing zone just a few kilometers northwest of both Barolo and Barbaresco? The only thing really dividing them is the Tanaro River, which today looks fairly serene and non-threatening. But that wasn't always the case. Geology shows that 250,000 years ago, a major earthquake shifted the course of the … Continue reading The Wild Roero

I colori di Nebbiolo nel nord d’Italia, autunno 2013

The colors of Nebbiolo in the north of Italy, autumn 2013 It was a dreary October in northern Italy this year. But I still managed to find the beautiful colors of Nebbiolo out in the vineyards... Harvest was about two weeks later than it's been for the past ten years. That was because of a … Continue reading I colori di Nebbiolo nel nord d’Italia, autunno 2013