Italian Indigenous Varieties: Arneis From Piedmont

Piedmont is quite renowned for its red wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Ghemma, Gattinara and Dolcetto. In fact, Piedmont has the most wines that have received the Denominazione dOrigine Controllata e Garantita or D.O.C.G. designation of any region in Italy. That said, a few white grapes are also well known. Among them are Gavi which is making a comeback, Erbaluce di Caluso making its debut and Moscato d’Asti the well known wine but Arneis is the white grape variety that is on everyone’s radar.To read the rest of this article I wrote, please check out Altacucina’s website.

Also Altacucina will be holding a Wine and Cheese pairing this evening from 630pm to 800pm at their Epicurean Center, located at 22 East 38th Street in New York City.

If you can’t make it tonight, there will be a series of events throughout the holiday season but if you can, I will see you there later.

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