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
The 2015 Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo is outstanding and one of their finest releases to date. Loving Italian white wines the way I do, I always look forward to springtime, when I can taste the new vintage wines that are just being released. I am extra excited when these whites I … Continue reading 2015 Campania Whites – Outstanding!
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
Through my travels as well as my everyday work, I am able to taste a varied cross-section of Italian wines. But there’s nothing quite like attending the annual Tre Bicchieri tasting to get a feel for what’s going on in the world of Italian viticulture these days. Naturally, the tasting, organized by Gambero Rosso, features numerous examples … Continue reading Thoughts on Recent Great New Releases
Silvia Barbaglia and her father Sergio. Boca, Alto Piemonte (Photo ©Tom Hyland) My recent article about Alto Piemonte at wine-searcher.com Mention the wines of Piedmont and immediately most wine lovers will think about Barolo and Barbaresco. That’s a natural reaction, given the fame and aging potential of these iconic reds, made exclusively from Nebbiolo sourced … Continue reading Alto Piemonte