Summer Standouts of the Langhe & Roero

Last Friday some good friends from Napa stopped by and I opened my one bottle of Marengo Pugnane Barbera d'Alba. First sip and suddenly I remember, "Wow, I am totally in love with this wine!" And then, "Oh yeah! I still have not written up my standouts from my last trip to Piemonte ..." Ooops. … Continue reading Summer Standouts of the Langhe & Roero

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 latest feature at Turin Italy Guide. Next … Continue reading Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore DOCG

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