Does it matter? Is there a right way? Apparently, people have a lot of opinions on the subject.
You know it's the holiday season when Panettone decorates store windows, store displays and your instagram. Here's my attempt!
So what do the Piemontese eat for Christmas? It's not turkey. It's not stick meat. It's not ragu. It's cappone. Cappone is a traditional dish from Piemonte.
Cru - most of us are familiar with them, right? If not, a cru indicates a certain vineyard. And each cru has specific characteristics based on soil, altitude and exposure. When it comes to different cru, I think Arborina might be one of my favorite! It helps that many of my favorite producers make Barolo... Continue Reading →
This summer I was able to join the La Morra team in their annual competition: Baroliadi! Picture a sort of Olympics/triathlon with games centering around wine. Sounds like a recipe for success right?! Well it was! There were 4 different games. First there was the egg toss, where you had to catch an egg in... Continue Reading →
Barolo Chinato: a piemontese digestif I mostly drink Barolo (or dolcetto, barbera, nebbiolo). I rarely find myself drinking Barolo Chinato, but if I had to drink one it would be the one that Nadia Curto makes. The way it works is that everyone who makes chinato has their own sort of recipe, so they can... Continue Reading →
Trediberri has a very cool cru to their name, which one is it? Not sure if you noticed, but Trediberri has become a favorite producer of mine. The wines are good, of course, but it's the people that make it so great! I have written about Trediberri before, you can read about the winery here. But... Continue Reading →
Champagne heaven - Can you guess where it is? A champagne lineup like this can only mean one thing: Ciccio is involved. Ever been to Vinoteca Centro Storico before? If not, you should go! Ciccio, the boss, along with his wife and mother in law, runs the place where you can get the best champagne... Continue Reading →
Which winemaker in Barolo grows palm trees? I bet you didn't know that Burlotto grows palm trees as well as grapes. If you get to visit his winery in Verduno, maybe he'll show you. You can see some of them from the street, including the beautiful big one pictured below. It's funny to me that... Continue Reading →