The Secret Nobility of Arneis

It’s funny. I’ve spent the last few years trudging through the doldrums of the WSET Diploma curriculum, using Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine as the Holy Grail of wine itself and then I come across this quote by David Gleave, MW in his write-up of the Arneis grape, “The best examples tend to be … Continue reading The Secret Nobility of Arneis

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

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