What does it mean when we decant a wine? Why do we decant wine? What are some reasons not to?
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 →
You heard me: Giovanni Corino has geese Most of you think of wine when you hear Giovanni Corino. And they still make wine (don't worry), but they also have geese! How cool is that? I am actually terrified of geese, so the pictures are really zoomed in. These geese are not really scared of humans... Continue Reading →