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

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

Dolcetto = Love

What's really a bummer about Italian Dolcetto is that it's so hard to find a good one here in California! Most importers don't bother much with it. Instead they import big hefty and pricey Nebbiolo and important, age-worthy Barbera. Maybe they're thinking Dolcetto isn't as complex as the other wines, hasn't won all the lofty points … Continue reading Dolcetto = Love