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

Catch Up Wine Reviews: Monforte d’Alba

Since returning from my trip to Piemonte in the fall of 2010 my goal has been to review all of my winery visits – before I return this coming fall. It’s a big task, and looking back, I realize I should have done more writing while I was actually there. But at the time I … Continue reading Catch Up Wine Reviews: Monforte d’Alba

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