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 →


Italian Indigenous Varieties: Dolciame Bianco (Umbria), Doux d’Henry and Durasa (Piedmont)

Rather than discuss the exciting events of last night's James Beard Awards which I attended for the first time, I am going to continue down my own path and write about this week's Italian indigenous grape varieties. I am putting three varieties together not because they are related but because of limited information on each... 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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