Excuse me, you said Barbera d’ … what!?

It's my tenth Barrel Tasting Weekend and I'm standing in the Preston Winery tasting room with eight of my friends ... While Preston does not participate in the event weekend, that doesn't matter to us. We'll stop anyway; we want to know what's new. In general, the participants in this northern Sonoma springtime event limit … Continue reading Excuse me, you said Barbera d’ … what!?

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 latestĀ feature atĀ Turin Italy Guide. Next … Continue reading Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore DOCG

A day in Monforte d’Alba

Something funny happened this year. After nine years of setting out for Piemonte da sola, I finally found someone who was doing the same. Sure I have been there with other friends and family members sporadically, at various times, and there are my German Barolo Boys who I meet every year. But until this year, … Continue reading A day in Monforte d’Alba