Women Winemakers in Piemonte

Le donne produttori del vino di Piemonte It's no secret that I'm infatuated with Piemonte. But with every infatuation comes the inevitable realization that the thing one loves is not perfect. This leads to a perpetual misunderstanding or an issue that seemingly can never be resolved. If one wants to maintain an enduring and peaceful … Continue reading Women Winemakers in Piemonte

California Nebbiolo

“It grows like a weed,” Randall Grahm said to me first when I asked him to describe his experience with Nebbiolo in California. This is ironic because Nebbiolo is supposed to be one of the most difficult varieties to grow in the world. The point is that the vine does grow like a weed. But … Continue reading California Nebbiolo

Cantina del Pino Ovello Barbaresco 2001-2007, and more

On May 3 this year I was lucky to catch my good friend Renato Vacca during his short trip to California. He and the guys (Joe & Mike) at Enoteca La Storia (ELS) had arranged a vertical tasting of Cantina del Pino Ovello vineyard Barbarescos. This is the only such comprehensive vertical tasting ever done with … Continue reading Cantina del Pino Ovello Barbaresco 2001-2007, and more