Italian Indigenous Varieties: Barbera- A New Friend

I used to be a Barbera snob. I wouldn't drink it. I thought it was too acidic without being serious. Many people I know in Italy still feel this way about Barbera. Luckily I realized the error of my ways a few years ago and am now a very happy drinker of this Piedmontese wine.... Continue Reading →

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Albarossa From Piedmont

Just when I thought I had finished all of the "A's" in terms of Italian indigenous grape varieties for the dictionary I am doing on Alta Cucina's website, I come upon a new one that I have never heard of, Albarossa. The grape was created in 1938 by Giovanni Dalmasso, a leading Italian enologist who... Continue Reading →

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