Wine from Barolo, Italy

Terre del Barolo

Visiting Terre de Barolo in Barolo

So many exciting things are going on at Terre de Barolo since my last 2014 visit I can hardly contain myself! First, in addition to longstanding enologist/technical director Danielle Ponzo… More »

Wine Country Resort Review: 5 Star Il Boscareto Resort

Piedmont is all about pleasure. First, there’s the pleasure of the senses. It begins when you see the gorgeous green rolling hills at every turn. Then the nose, when you… More »

Tasting with Giacomo Conterno in Barolo

    “My goal is put my signature on my wine,” says Giacomo Conterno, speaking about the importance – or not – of critics in the wine world. This statement… More »

Visiting G.D. Vajra Family in Piedmont

Wonderful visit today with the fabulously closely knit G.D. Vajra family, who produces Barolo as well as Barbera, Dolcetto, native grapes … and Riesling! Okay, so here’s the story. This… More »

Visiting Oddero Winery in Piedmont

It’s not often you find a winemaker who looks more like an Milan-based socialite, yet Mariacristina Oddero of Oddero winery in La Morra fits the mold. Beyond Mariacristina’s charm, the… More »

A look at Marchesi di Gresy in Barbaresco

  So the first thing you notice when you step inside the ancient doors of Marchesi di Gresy and see the tall fair-haired man with his welcoming outstanding hand is… More »

Exploring Pio Cesare

Augusto Boffa is a man who likes to drive fast, hugging the vine-filled curves of the tiny hillside road that runs from the winery in downtown Alba to the pretty… More »

Conversation with Pietro Ratti of Renato Ratti

So I still remember the moment I heard Pietro Ratti speak – possibly seven years ago in New York – about his winery and the exciting changes in Piedmont in… More »

Experiencing the wines of Giacomo Fenocchio in Barolo

“Would you like a taste of my special 90 day maceration Barolo?” asks energetic Claudio Fenocchio with a smile. In his hand are four glasses and we are immediately off… More »

Experiencing Terre del Barolo

“Wine is not a job, it’s a passion,” says enologist Danielle Ponzo, technical director of the Terre del Barolo cooperative with over 400 producers. The consortium was created on December… More »

Experieincing Massolino winery in Serralunga d’Alba

Sometimes you just get lucky in life. The gentlemen above, Alessandro Pontarelli, has the challenging – yet interesting – job of being a combination host/educator for the Massolino family in… More »

Visiting Elio Grasso in Barolo

“Welcome,” says Roberto Bordignon, pictured above with Madame Grasso of Azienda Agricola Elio Grasso in Monforte d’Alba, an enormous property near the top of the highest hill. The family had… More »

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