Sad news resonates with people. We knew Bruno Giacosa had been ailing for some years, but the news of his passing this Monday stopped us in the moment to think of him, his love for his vineyards and his family, especially Bruna, his daughter. It was an honor to know him and make this… Continue reading Bruno Giacosa, legendary Italian winemaker dies.
Thank you Michele Ferrero. Gianduja. Nutella. Ferrero Rocher chocolate candy. The enticing aroma of chocolate and hazelnuts filled the air around the village of Alba in the NW Italian region of Piedmont which is the heart of my photo-based book project about the people and land. This article is easy to read and tells you… Continue reading Italy’s Richest Man has Died.
HERE is an educated, lively and well created video to give you a good background of two great red wines of Italy. When I first started visiting and working in the wine region of Piedmont, it was not easy to understand the differences between Barolo and Barbaresco. Basically they are two important villages surrounded by… Continue reading Difference between Barolo vs Barbaresco?
Cluster of nebbiolo grapes, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy Traipsing the Terroir of Nebbiolo Eric Asimov describes characteristics of Piemont nebbiolos of this fine Italian wine region that you may want to know and taste yourself.
http://www.today.com/entertainment/nun-stuns-voice-italy-alicia-keys-song-2D79415458 Things Italian… While living and working in Europe in the last year, we tuned in to “The Voice Italy” not knowing what it was. We’d never seen the US version and ended up seeing this popular show in France and the UK. This is so much fun and says much about Italian culture….and people… Continue reading Nun stuns The Voice IT with Alicia Keys song
How do you sell Italian wine to Italians? http://onforb.es/Ns3sBz
Have you wondered what a white truffle is? They will be featured in my book about the land and people of the Northwest italian wine and food region of Piemonte. Here’s a new radio story at the Internation White Truffle Auction in Alba, Italy. http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-11-18/it-may-smell-funny-elusive-white-truffle-fetches-fortune
To quote one of my favorite reporters, Sylvia Poggioli, “Starting May 28, a four-decades-old ban on the import of many Italian salumi will be lifted.” Here’s a link to an excellent article to read if you are a fan of tasty, quality cured meats from Italy. http://www.wamc.org/post/no-more-smuggling-many-cured-italian-meats-coming-america We’ll be doing some important portraits of the… Continue reading Salumi! Coming to America
As Anna Abbona said to me during our fantastic wine tasting and lunch at Marchesi di Barolo in November, “Diane is back!” Yes, after some years, the Piedmont project of Picture Italia will be closer to being completed. Confession: I will return to the Italian Region of Piemonte in April, May and June 2013!