I couldn’t be more thrilled that the Barbera d’Asti consortium has decided to renew my contract as a freelance writer contributing to this blog.
Barbera d’Asti is one of the appellations that helped to shape the Italian wine revolution and renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s
Acidity is not a four-letter word; acidity is your friend!
As part of the current series of posts on acidity in Barbera and why Acidity Isn’t a Four-Letter Word, I feel compelled to share the following anecdote.
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When I was a little girl, I loved the book “Gobbolino, the Witch’s Cat” by Ursula Moray Williams. This book title has been going round and round in my head recently while I’ve been thinking about and planning this article. It is pretty obvious that Gobbolino rhymes with Grignolino of course. But is there something else?
I’m thrilled to share the news that I will be traveling to Asti province this week for a series of tastings of Barbera.
Barbera is a bridge that starts an adventure into the history, land, people, and tastes that make up such compelling and unique wines as Ruchè, Grignolino, Albarossa.
You should consider that Barbera comes from Piedmont, one of Italy’s most liberal regions where “people” are known for their broad intellectual interests and cosmopolitan culture.