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
Vineyards at Barbaresco (Photo by Tom Hyland) I am pleased to announce the initial wine dinner I will be conducting as the U.S. ambasciatori for I Vini del Piemonte. The dinner will be held on Thursday, May 26 at Via Carducci La Sorella in Chicago, starting at 6:00 PM. We will be featuring the wines of three outstanding producers from Piemonte: … Continue reading I Vini del Piemonte dinner – Via Carducci
My upcoming book The Wines and Foods of Piemonte is a few months away from publication, but I can now show you the cover design, which I think looks great! More details on the book soon. Continue reading Piemonte Book Update
Sandro Lonardo, Contrade de Taurasi, a great traditional producer of Taurasi Photo ©Tom Hyland Whatever your take on Italian wine, I want to inform you of a recent article that is a must read. Authored by Tom Maresca, the dean of Italian wine writers in America, this text reflects Maresca’s thoughts on the influence of the … Continue reading Maintaining an Italian Identity