I'm really excited to start my blog again, and within the framing of my new website! It’s been a while (two years, ahem … ) since I’ve been super active writing for my blog—and the time away has been quite a journey in more ways than one. While I haven’t captured it through stories … Continue reading The Charming Potential of Colli Tortonesi
Nizza DOCG Barbera: the Perfect Christmas Wine!
I think it's pretty funny that people keep asking me, "what's a good wine to pair with Christmas dinner?" How the heck am I supposed to know what you eat for Christmas dinner? Roast beef? Roast turkey? Pork loin? Baked ham? Steak? And what about sides and sauces? Will it just be pizza? Or are … Continue reading Nizza DOCG Barbera: the Perfect Christmas Wine!
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!?
The Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival 2013
I had been looking forward to the Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival all year. I missed the chance to go last year because I found out about it too late. So this year, I was not going to miss it. This early summer mountain festival is a place where California Barbera producers can gather together and … Continue reading The Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival 2013
Una degustazione dalle Barbera d’Asti e Barbera d’Alba
Sto scrivando questo articolo in Italiano (invece che in Inglese ) per due motivi. Primo, dopo la prima volta che sono andata in Piemonte, e mi sono inamorata con il vino del Piemonte, ho deciso che devo imparare la lingua Italiana per conoscere meglio il loro vino. Continuo quindi sul mio sentiero d’imparare sempre di più … Continue reading Una degustazione dalle Barbera d’Asti e Barbera d’Alba
Stars of Roero
Every year I make my pilgrimage to Berkeley, California in June and cruise around my favorite neighborhoods, exploring. My parents lived in this town in the east bay before I was born and they always referred to it as their old “stomping grounds.” Having spent my first two years of college at UC Berkeley, I … Continue reading Stars of Roero