Author Archives: DianeHuntress


Bruno Giacosa, legendary Italian winemaker dies.

  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 […]

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Italy’s Richest Man has Died.

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 […]

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Difference between Barolo vs Barbaresco?

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, […]

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Traipsing the Terroir of Nebbiolo

  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 […]

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Nun stuns The Voice IT with Alicia Keys song  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 […]

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Young and sexy italian wine?

How do you sell Italian wine to Italians?

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“It may smell funny, but the elusive white truffle fetches fortune”

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 […]

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Salumi! Coming to America

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 […]

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Picture Italia is back!

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 […]

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