Italy, the birthplace of pizza, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance, is exalted for its numerous cultural and historical achievements. Its winemaking heritage spans centuries of traditions, beginning with the Etruscans and Romans, and continuing to this day. Whether it’s a crisp Bianco (white) or a rich Rosso (red), wine is as much a part […]
Ten years ago, if you traveled to any wine region and visited its cellars, you’d likely find a barrel hall stacked high with small oak barrels. Not anymore. Now you’ll find these small oak barrels, called barriques, alongside a variety of others. Even the most traditional cellars might also have a concrete egg or two, […]
A sommelier’s job is to guide guests to wines they’ll love, and often the best way to do that is to ask questions. Queries like “red or white,” “still or sparkling,” and even “earthy or fruity” are fairly straightforward. But sometimes a sommelier will throw a curveball: “Do you prefer a traditional wine, or a […]
As if hosting Thanksgiving dinner isn’t stressful enough, you now have to select a crowd-pleasing wine to serve all those guests. But you can stop the stress before it even begins. This holiday season, look no further than the incredible Nebbiolo-based wines of Piedmont. Barolo, our favorite Nebbiolo wine, is your go-to red wine for […]
Upgrade your takeout night with these two simple, delicious ingredients : Truffle Oil and Barolo! Make your next dinner-in next level with this affordable and luxurious regional pairing. This video is brought to you by Barolo Week, sponsored by Fontanafredda, an iconic Barolo producer founded by the first king of Italy.
Welcome to Barolo, home to white truffles, rich pasta sauces, and most importantly, some of Italy’s greatest wines. Barolo, one of the most significant wine appellations in the world, is considered the king of Nebbiolo based wines, abundant in flavor and complexity. Here is your official breakdown to Barolo, Italy: This article is brought to […]
The mastering of food and wine pairing is not based on science alone; it requires a creative mentality, sensitive palate, and broad understanding of the complex tastes that both food and wine can offer, especially when their forces are combined. Not sure where to begin? When in doubt, regional pairings are a safe place to […]
The difference between Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco is a story of two grapes, three wine regions, and traditional versus modern winemaking practices. It’s a good, and not coincidentally delicious, wine story.
For many of the most storied wine regions of the world, understanding them and the wines they produce can be overwhelming. Barolo is one such region. Besides Chianti, it is the most well-known and celebrated region in Italy. And, like Chianti, it’s had a long romantic journey to where it sits today in the world […]