The most beautiful Barolo village: Serralunga d’Alba

A friend of mine, who is actually a wine maker in Barbaresco, suggested that Serralunga d'Alba, of all of the Barolo villages, is the most beautiful. You know, I think I have to agree with him. I hadn't thought about it much before; La Morra is really my favorite village for sentimental reasons. But after pondering … Continue reading The most beautiful Barolo village: Serralunga d’Alba

Roero DOCG: Arneis

If you read wine books about Roero, they will sum it up (if they even mention it at all) as the neighbor to Barolo and Barbaresco, and the region that is best at producing Arneis, a slightly fragrant, fruity, and light white wine. While I agree that Roero does produce high quality Piemontese white wines, … Continue reading Roero DOCG: Arneis

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

Renato Corino Part 1.3

Note: This entry is meant to follow my first Renato Corino entry: Renato Corino Part 1.0, Mauro Veglio Part 3.  You should read it before reading this one. From: domenica, 3 ottobre e mercoledì, 6 ottobre. The thing that keeps all of us wine dorks going is that one characteristic in wine that makes it … Continue reading Renato Corino Part 1.3

Yes wines

Quite honestly, when I’m in Italy, I'm usually dorking out with my notebook, writing something about every little wine I try.  But sometimes I just don’t want to.  Sometimes all that's important is whether I'm giving the wine a yes or no. Yes, I like it. Yes, I’d order it again.  Yes, I’d pay X dollars … Continue reading Yes wines