Vineyards at Verduno in the Barolo production zone (Photo ©Tom Hyland) A little more than six years ago, I penned my thoughts on recent Barolo and Barbaresco vintages (read the post here). Six years is a long time, so here is an update to that article, going all the way up to the 2013 vintage. 2013 … Continue reading Barolo and Barbaresco Vintages – An Update
A few upcoming events regarding my book The Wines and Foods of Piemonte: Piemonte wine seminar and book signing – Mainstreet Wine, Countryside, IL -Thursday, September 29 I will be conducting a seminar on the wines of Piemonte at Mainstreet Wine in Countryside, Il on Thursday, September 29 from 6-8. I will also sign … Continue reading Book signings and a Barolo dinner
My new book The Wines and Foods of Piemonte is the result of more than 15 years of traveling to this great wine region and getting to know dozens of the most influential wine producers, winemakers and chefs. I have included more than twenty one-on-one interviews with these individuals in my book; these serve both as … Continue reading Insight from Piemontese Producers and Chefs
Vineyards below the town of Castiglione Falletto, home to the Vietti Winery (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Earlier this week, the news that the Vietti winery of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo production zone had been sold, was leaked to the press in Italy and America. Instantly, those on Facebook and Twitter had … Continue reading The Vietti Sale -The Krause Viewpoint
My book The Wines and Foods of Piemonte has arrived and is now for sale. Published by the University of Nebraska Press, I will be handling distribution. Before I give you the instructions on how to purchase the book, here is some advance praise for the book, from a few Italian wine specialists, who read an … Continue reading The Wines and Foods of Piemonte is Available!
I’ve read dozens of wine books over the past few decades. Most of these works are meant as reference guides, filled with facts and figures about vineyards, cellars, grape types and other such data. A few have been exceptional, but all have added to my education regarding wines from around the world. Now though, a … Continue reading Piemontese Women Have their say
I’ve just seen the new cookbook from my friend Patrizia Cantini of Florence and it’s a beautiful work, one filled with recipes she learned from her mother. As mentioned in the title, the recipes are from two Italian regions, Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna and they cover everything from classic appetizers such as Fried Zucchini Flowers … Continue reading Italian Cooking from Two Regions