I was recently asked about barbera, and if I had a favorite. This is a tough question to answer.
March to August is the best time to visit Piemonte. If Festivals are your thing perhaps September - October better floats your boat.
What makes a good wine list? Is it the volume? The average price? Types of wines? Amount of countries represented?
It is true I mostly stick to Barolo, but sometimes life calls for champagne. So for those occasions I have a few champagnes that are my go-to. Keep in mind I rarely drink champagne, so when I finally have some bubbles, they are pretty good ones. Ciccio in Serralunga introduced me to Pierre Peters champagne.... Continue Reading →
As most of you know, I make pizza on Fridays. And along with my pizza, I usually have a glass of wine (or three). Here are some of my favorite wines to drink with my pizza (or honestly just any time). Burlotto Barbera & Barbera Aves Marengo Barbera Cavallotto Dolcetto Andrea Oberto Dolcetto Trediberri Langhe... Continue Reading →
Tignanello - why we call it the Pizza Wine Maybe you've heard me say that I am having Pizza Wine with my Friday Pizza? Well, there's a story behind the concept. Normally, a "pizza wine" would be a dolcett, barbera or a langhe nebbiolo. Something light to have with your pizza, nothing super fancy... Continue Reading →
Over the years I have tried a few hotels, restaurants and wineries and here is a list of some of my favorites.
Corte Gondina - A Home Away From Home Corte Gondina - A beautiful boutique hotel in La Morra. If you ever find yourself in Piemonte, I highly recommend Corte Gondina in La Morra. This should come as no surprise for those who know me, as I frequent the beautiful hotel in the main streets of... Continue Reading →