“No grape has known such a dramatic upgrade in its fortunes and image in the last 20 years than Barbera in Piemonte, north-west Italy.”
I was recently asked to present a wine tasting at an Upper Eastside art gallery in Manhattan. Imagine the setting straight out of a film shot in New York in the 1970s (get the picture?).
Barbera offers a wide range of expressions and interpretations — from easy-drinking to cellar-worthy
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.
Happy new year, everyone! I hope you had a great holiday season and new year celebration.
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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?