You know when you look back on those certain instances in life and you think to yourself, "Man, I had no idea what I was getting myself into!" Maybe you think of an unfortunate circumstance but I am sure you have good ones too. My particular story is a good one. Meeting Renato Corino and his girlfriend, … Continue reading Renato Corino & Liliana—some of my favorite people!
As I was pondering how to cover the 2009 Barolo wines of La Morra that I tasted during my last trip to Piemonte, I got a little stressed. I've experienced and written about so much of this village that I suddenly felt like I didn't have any more wild adventures to share. It's become a … Continue reading A tour through the 2009 Barolo of La Morra
Vinitaly doesn't overwhelm me like it used to. Now that I've been there three times and I speak (good enough) Italian, the major challenge is keeping myself focused, alert, energetic, motivated—and sober—all day long for four days straight of sampling, analyzing, inquiring and writing about, searching for, and taking photos of wines. I tell myself … Continue reading 2008 Barolo of La Morra: a preview