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

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

Mauro Veglio Rocche dell’Annunziata Barolo 2003

The only problem last night with opening the bottle of Mauro Veglio Rocche dell’Annunziata Barolo 2003 I was just given by Mauro and his wife Daniela was that I wish I’d had a bottle of Giovanni Corino Rocche dell’Annunziata 2003 to open for comparison. I know where to get that but the decision was just … Continue reading Mauro Veglio Rocche dell’Annunziata Barolo 2003