Tag Archives: Piedmont

Tasty Note: Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco 2010

The Wine: Cascina Roccalini – Barbaresco Vintage (=year): 2010 Producer: Roccalini Classified: DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) I Paid: ~$46 Grape: 100% Nebbiolo Region/Location: Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy A.B.V (Alcohol by Volume): 14.5% Aged: 20 months in large format … Continue reading

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Italian Wine & Halloween Candy Pairing!

Halloween and candy isn’t just for kids.  Why not spice up your candy with some Italian vino?  Below are some pairings that are sure to satisfy (and hopefully not spook) your candy and wine cravings!   Skittles: Moscato d’Asti (e.g. … Continue reading

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Autumn Aperitivo – Cocchi Americano Rosa

Need something to take the edge off the work day and stimulate your appetite for the fall?  Look no further than one ruby red bottle: Cocchi Americano Rosa. Cocchi [say it: Co-KEE] is a vino aromatizzato (=a wine that has … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of (Italian Wine) Christmas

It’s the holidays which means gifts, massive amounts of eating, toasting, and merriment.  Take a look at these 12 Italian wines, delicious and just perfect to have with those holiday feasts and important glass-clinking occasions….because who wants Lords a Leaping … Continue reading

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Intro to Nebbiolo

Say it: Neh-BEE-ol-Oh  This bold and aristocratic character rules over Piedmont.  But don’t be intimidated, Nebbiolo is a cordial grape! Grape: Nebbiolo.  Though Pliny the Elder spoke highly of a grape in the Piedmont area which matches the description of … Continue reading

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Tasty Note: Umberta Barbera (Barbera del Monferrato DOC)

The Wine: Iuli Umberta Barbera DOC (Barbera del Monferrato) Vintage (=year): 2012 Producer: Iuli Classified: DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) I Paid: ~$11 Grape: Barbera 100%, or “in purezza” as they say in Italian. Region/Location: Cerrina Monferrato, Piedmont. A.B.V (Alcohol … Continue reading

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Wine & Food Buddies: White Truffles + the Wines of Piedmont

Pictured above, the Italian culinary equivalent of an edible diamond:  the white truffle (this handful here is worth 300 Euros!). Truffle season and its many festivals and feasts are upon us (it’s November).  Truffles are found throughout central and northern … Continue reading

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