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 →

Buona Befana!!

Gearing up for the end of the winter holidays, everyone makes numerous resolutions, including me. One of mine is to write more copy on this blog and posting on other people's blogs. Thank goodness for the blogging groups I participate in #ItalianFWT, #WinePW, #Winophiles, without which I think I may have stopped writing. I love... Continue Reading →

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