Tag Archives: Piedmont

A Virtual Trip to Italy

You have to watch these.   We fell head over heels for this series of gorgeous videos made by the professional, education-focused organization the Guild of Sommeliers and the team who directed last year’s incredible SOMM documentary.    The three … Continue reading

Wine Pairings for the Thanksgiving Table

“What wine to pair with Thanksgiving dinner?”   The question surfaces casually at first, a bit playfully, as early as the first day of fall. But as November introduces itself and Turkey Thursday looms closer, the inquiries become more urgent, … Continue reading

Grape Files: Muscat

Color: White   Grown in: Alsace, Rhône, Languedoc (France); Austria; Piedmont (Italy); Jerez, Málaga (Spain); Australia; South Africa; Greece   A.K.A.: Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains; Muscat de Frontignan; Muskateller (Austria); Moscatel (Spain)   Profile: Light and aromatic, Muscat is one … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Joe Campanale

Currently at: Dell’ Anima, 38 Eighth Ave., New York, NY; L’Artusi, 228 W. 10th St., New York, NY; Anfora, 34 Eighth Ave., New York, NY Twitter: @joecampanale   If this was high school, Joe Campanale would be voted “Most Popular.” … Continue reading

Grape Files: Barbera

Color: Red   Grown in: Piedmont (Italy); occasionally California   Profile: High in acid and low in tannins, this translates to a very food-friendly wine, especially with higher acid tomato-based Italian dishes. The color is a deep and vibrant red, … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Barolo

Where: Barolo DOCG (the most specific, high-quality designation given to Italian wine), Piedmont, northwest Italy. Made in the townships of La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba and Monferrato d’Alba.   What: Red wine made exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Mascarello, Giuseppe e Figlio

Who: Mascarello, Giuseppe e Figlio   What: Living Legend of Barolo   Where: Castiglione Falletto, Barolo (Piedmont, Italy)   Why: Because present-day proprietor Mauro (who fell in line at the estate after his father Giuseppe II, who succeeded his father … Continue reading