Time to get caught up on new releases from Italy, beginning with a terrific dry Riesling: 2015 Ettore Germano Riesling “Hérzu” – For several years, Sergio Germano of Serralunga d’Alba, in the Barolo zone, has been releasing a dry Riesling from a vineyard near Dogliani. Why Riesling, you might ask? “It’s my favorite grape,” he says. … Continue reading Recommended New Releases from Italy
My recently published book The Wines and Foods of Piemonte is now available in a Kindle version at amazon.com (click here) The price is $24.95. I have seen the finished product and it looks great, including the resolution on the color photos. If you prefer a physical copy of the book, here is information on purchasing … Continue reading The Wines and Foods of Piemonte – Kindle
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!