Premio Collio

The author pictured with the other four recipients of the 2013 Premio Collio I’ve been a fortunate individual to have traveled to Italy so often and to have tasted so many great wines and more importantly, meet so many gracious, warm people. Each one of my 59 trips has been special, but perhaps none as … Continue reading Premio Collio

Some Favorite Wines from Piemonte not named Barolo or Barbaresco

Lucrezia Carrega, Malabaila di Canale (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I’ve just returned from eleven busy days in Piemonte and as usual, enjoyed a great time. The food was especially awesome this time, being able to dine at so many special places (Felicin in Monforte, Tota Virginia in Serralunga and Trattoria La Libera in Alba – this last … Continue reading Some Favorite Wines from Piemonte not named Barolo or Barbaresco

Roberto Voerzio – Memorable Wines and Words

Roberto Voerzio (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Roberto Voerzio was in Chicago yesterday. That may not seem like a earth-shattering statement, but when you consider that this celebrated Barolo producer was making his first visit to Chicago during only his second-ever trip to the United States, then you realize this was a very special day. There are several … Continue reading Roberto Voerzio – Memorable Wines and Words