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

Aging Barbera

After spending a bit of time in the province of Asti tasting Barbera last week (thanks to the organizers of Barbera Meeting 2010), I can report on one aspect that is rarely mentioned regarding this variety; the ability of Barbera to age well. In reality, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Barbera can age; after … Continue reading Aging Barbera

Barbaresco

A few months ago, I wrote a post on the great red wines of Piemonte made from the Nebbiolo grape. Included in that post were the two most famous reds of the Langhe, Barolo and Barbaresco. Today, I would like to go into greater detail about Barbaresco. Vineyard on the outskirts of the town of … Continue reading Barbaresco