LOOKING BACK ON BARBERA

“Monferrato. Home sweet home” the Barbera said.   As we wrap things up on my gastronomic journey through the wines of Monferrato, my penultimate task is to take a look back on the vino that started my jaunt: Barbera d’Asti. The first thing that I should tell you is the same thing that I told a room full of Italian press and wine producers during a tasting: this is not just a popular grape; it’s an insanely, almost unfathomably popular grape. Barbera is the third most-planted fine red wine grape variety in Italy, which is no small achievement, considering that … Continue reading LOOKING BACK ON BARBERA