Summer Standouts of the Langhe & Roero

Last Friday some good friends from Napa stopped by and I opened my one bottle of Marengo Pugnane Barbera d'Alba. First sip and suddenly I remember, "Wow, I am totally in love with this wine!" And then, "Oh yeah! I still have not written up my standouts from my last trip to Piemonte ..." Ooops. … Continue reading Summer Standouts of the Langhe & Roero

Renato Corino & Liliana—some of my favorite people!

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!

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