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.
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, 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?
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 yourself.
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 to being completed. Confession: I will return to the Italian Region of Piemonte in April, May and June 2013!