It’s understandable that Barolo and Barbaresco get most of the attention among red wines from northern Italy’s Piedmont region, or Piemonte, as it is known there. Made from the Nebbiolo grape, they are endlessly fascinating studies in terroir, layered complexity, and how great wines can evolve over time.
One of northern Italy’s finest white grape varieties, Cortese is better known by the name of its most famous region: Gavi, also known as Cortese di Gavi. With a history that dates to the early 17th century, the grape is also found in other nearby southern Piedmontese regions as well as in the vineyards of […]
Under the category “good problems to have” goes the moment of indecision that comes about when there are just too many delicious, well-priced wines available on a wine list. It most recently occurred for me when dining with friends at a brand new Italian joint in Brooklyn. After much discussion and debate (cru Beaujolais and […]
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 […]
Piedmont is best known for Nebbiolo, the famous grape that goes into Barolo and Barbaresco. But Barbera has been making a name for itself for quite some time as a grape just as worthy of your attention. You might not age Barbera for decades like you would a fine Nebbiolo, but you’d be hard-pressed to find […]
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 […]
When the season turns to fall, almost no other dish seems to embody the season quite like roast chicken. In the summer, no one wants to turn on the oven, allowing it to heat up an already overheated house, but as the air turns crisp, a warm oven is a welcome occurrence.
In the northwest corner of Italy sits one of the most magical wine regions in the world that produces some of the world’s greatest wines. Piedmont is an Italian region like no other. Sharing its borders with both France and Switzerland, it is a picturesque region of mountains and valleys, overrun with vineyards, castles and […]
If you’ve had Grappa before, your memory of it may not be all that pleasant.