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
Vineyards near Canale (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Piemonte is a region known for its wines from the Langhe district, especially the great Nebbiolo-based reds Barolo and Barbaresco, iconic offerings produced from vineyards not far from the town of Alba. Journalists expound the world-class qualities of wines from this area and tourists visit to experience the glories of … Continue reading Roero- The Road Less Traveled
I enjoy most wine books – some more than others – as they contain information on any number of subjects, from grape varieties to history to producer profiles. Given the wide array of wines and wine regions, I’m grateful that so many are written and analyzed. Every once in a while, there is a wine … Continue reading A Masterful Look at Barolo Vineyards