Nebbiolo Prima 2016: making new friends

Last May was my third go-round at Nebbiolo Prima, one of the most important Italian wine summits of the year. At this annual blind tasting and pre-marketing event, Albeisa, the Unione Produttori Vini Albesi (Union of Producers of wines from the Alba area), hosts about 100 journalists from all over the world for one week … Continue reading Nebbiolo Prima 2016: making new friends

Stars of Roero

Every year I make my pilgrimage to Berkeley, California in June and cruise around my favorite neighborhoods, exploring.  My parents lived in this town in the east bay before I was born and they always referred to it as their old “stomping grounds.” Having spent my first two years of college at UC Berkeley, I … Continue reading Stars of Roero

Rocche Costamagna and Prunotto

For the sake of being comprehensive, I will review two winery visits from my stay in Piemonte in the fall of 2010, which I did not enjoy. From: lunedì, 20 settembre. Rocche Costamagna Even though I didn’t love all the wines, Alessandro Locatelli, the owner of Rocche Costamagna was a friendly and amicable host.  The … Continue reading Rocche Costamagna and Prunotto