Italian Regions: Piedmont – Indigenous White Varietals

Looking forward to tasting great wines from Piedmont today at the NYC mega tasting. Perfect timing as we just did a Piedmont webinar yesterday with the Wine Scholar Guild. Good things.

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This week’s indigenous variety post is a bit delayed on account of a long birthday weekend, mine. I love my birthday and always have since I was a little girl. As a child, presents used to arrive in an old red wagon. As I grew older the gifts got smaller and more exquisite. As an adult, the most meaningful are no longer gifts but words, actions, shared moments, shared meals and wines.

I like to celebrate all month long in July and tomorrow’s Piedmont tasting feels like a perfect occasion for further celebration. This is a maxi consortium tasting or a group of consortium that have put their full force behind this initiative. I’m not sure exactly which producers will be present but I am sure the lineup is very impressive.

Some producers and consortium I know well wondered why Piedmont would choose mid-July for a big tasting in New…

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Wine Wednesday: The House of Lustau

Today's Wine Wednesday is about the House of Lustau's wines which were part of a certification program which I completed this summer during the Society of Wine Educators annual conference. This historic family's history began in 1896 with the planting of grapes on the family’s state - Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza by Emilio Lustau.... Continue Reading →

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