Thoughts of A Friend and Carema DOC

Today, July 7th, was the birthday of someone I was close to. He passed away 10 years ago and would have been 91 today. His name was Sergio and he really started me out on my Italian wine journey. When he died he was 80 and ill but nonetheless, you always want the people you... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Neretto di Bairo

This week's Italian indigenous variety hails from the region of Piedmont, near the city of Torino. It is called Neretto di Bairo and it's a local red variety that is used in the blends allowed Valsusa DOC and Pinerolese DOC. It brings full body and color to a blend but little alcohol. The great website... Continue Reading →

Birthdays, Bloggers, Barbaresco & Me

I'm totally immature about my birthday. Every year it's the same thing. I love my birthday the way I did when I was a little kid. I love to celebrate, I love presents and flowers and good wine and friends. This birthday I celebrated with old friends, family, special people, clients and some new friends... Continue Reading →

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