2011 Barbaresco

  Vineyards below the town of Barbaresco (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Once again in mid-May, I was invited to Nebbiolo Prima, an event held in the town of Alba in southern Piemonte to sample soon-to-be-released examples of the new releases of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero Rosso. This anteprima (preview) tasting is reserved for about 70 journalists from around the … Continue reading 2011 Barbaresco

Custoza – One of the Best Italian Whites you probably don’t know

Silvio Piona, Az. Agr. Albino Piona (Photo ©Tom Hyland) So many excellent whites from Italy, so little time… Recently, I was in the western reaches of the Veneto region near Lake Garda, tasting new releases of Bardolino. A bonus of this event was an additional tasting of a lovely white from the area known as Custoza, … Continue reading Custoza – One of the Best Italian Whites you probably don’t know

The Latest from Alto Adige – Excellence Defined (Part One)

   Pfitscher Gewürztraminer “Caldiff” – an Alto Adige gem! (Photo ©Tom Hyland) When people ask me which Italian regions are my favorite, Alto Adige is always in my top five; some days, it’s in my top three. It’s a remarkably beautiful area, especially when you view the northern sections where vineyards are tucked in among the … Continue reading The Latest from Alto Adige – Excellence Defined (Part One)