A tour through the 2009 Barolo of La Morra

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

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

Barbera and Nebbiolo: California vs Piemonte

Well, I write a lot of notes but have neglected to document one of my most important nights in Italy last fall. Part of me is disappointed and part of me relieved. At the sacrifice of finding every little nuance in every wine I tried, I took the opportunity to just be present and appreciate … Continue reading Barbera and Nebbiolo: California vs Piemonte