Nebbiolo

Looking to Collect and Age Wine? Start With Italy

Looking to Collect and Age Wine? Start With Italy

Collecting wine can involve complex bidding wars on rare entities with nebulous certificates of authenticity (yeesh). Or it can be as simple as carefully choosing bottles and storing them properly. If you want to dip your toes into the collection pool, start with Italian wine. Sure, there are over 20 regions, and each region is […]

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The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine with Classic Italian Fare

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine with Classic Italian Fare

Pairing food with wine can be daunting. On the one hand, there’s science. Those who take that route will pore over acid matches and all that. But in the simplest terms, the best way to pair foods and wines is to remember one helpful rhyme: what grows together goes together. Translation? Eat foods grown and […]

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Winemakers Need to Think Big Instead of Chasing Trends in the Cellar

Winemakers Need to Think Big Instead of Chasing Trends in the Cellar

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, […]

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Inside Northern Italy’s Jaw-Dropping Helicopter Harvests

Inside Northern Italy’s Jaw-Dropping Helicopter Harvests

On the rugged, near-vertical slopes of northern Italy, minutes from the Swiss border, Nebbiolo is harvested by hand — and by helicopter. More than 25 miles of interconnected vineyards span this region, called the Valtellina valley, and its high-altitude grapes produce wines with zippy acidity, bright fruit, and food-friendly versatility. Surprisingly, the helicopter harvest was […]

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One Grape, Many Styles: Nebbiolo Across Italy

One Grape, Many Styles: Nebbiolo Across Italy

If pressed to name just one signature red grape from northern Italy, most wine lovers would nominate Nebbiolo. Reputed for big, rich, age-worthy wines on par with other famous “B” wines like Brunello di Montalcino, Burgundy, and Bordeaux, Nebbiolo is best known for the wines of Piedmont’s Barolo. But Nebbiolo is actually more versatile than most […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Nebbiolo

An Illustrated Guide to Nebbiolo

If you’ve ever had Barolo or Barbaresco, you’ve had Nebbiolo. A regal grape from the Italian region of Piedmont, Nebbiolo has a rabid fan base. Considered the favorite among many wine geeks, Nebbiolo is a grape that produces an age-worthy reds people lust after. And you don’t just have to look for Barbarescos and Barolos to find it. The […]

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