Ok, we’re ready to rock! Our dear friend Valerie has helped us curate a lovely list of Piemontese delights, and they’re ready to ship to your doorstep anywhere in North America.
Click on the link above or click here, and enter passcode: nebbiolo
Per our last post, a portion of the profits is being donated to Covid-19 relief in Italy; buy a 12btl case, and your wines ship for free!
Francone’s Valsellera is one of our favorite sparklers; and wait til you try Rivetto’s Serralunga Barolo. It’s as good as single-vineyard Nebbiolo can be. At the link above, you’ll find only wines made by friends of Valerie and us, and we’re quite certainly you’ll love them all.
These are by and large wines you simply cannot get in the US. But they’re great selections, and a chance to help some really wonderful people in a time of need and stock your wine collection with some special bottles that you’d need a plane ride to get otherwise.
Piemonte a notte:
What fun–click here to listen to the W25 podcast featuring Sassi Italy Tours!
As is well known around here, we’re huge fans of the WineTwoFive podcast because it gives you a look at the inquisitive, geeky side of wine culture without all the huffery and snootery that much of serious wineblogging and wine social-media’ing is known for. It’s informative without being snobby, entertaining without missing what really matters to wine drinkers.
Lucky for us, I got to appear on the podcast this week, talking about the importance of wine travel, getting outside our touristy comfort zones, and digging into the *real* Italy and the wonderful wine culture you can find off the beaten path. Give it a listen!
If you’re looking for some great content in podcast form about wine (with plenty of discussion about the Italian wine biz and the great wines it is making because duh!), you’ll be hard pressed to find a better listen than Val and Steph of WineTwoFive. We’re proud to support their show.
Give their latest discussion with Cathy Huyghe a listen! Pic below from a tasting Val hosted in Colorado Springs a couple years ago. Look forward to tasting with her again soon!
Great write up from our friend Michael Horne on the circuitous route most wine from Italy (and everywhere else) takes to get to your wine shop’s shelves. I really like the way CA has afforded wine importers to go direct to market. Colorado is not likely to follow suit, as the wine distributors have the ear of the legislature.
This looks pretty perfect, eh?
Always, click for the real full size image to appreciate.
The famous lobster linguine or spaghetti (depends on the night) at Osteria al Mascaron in Castello. One of the best plates you’ll ever have, bar none. A magical seafood flavor we love to pair with a Lugana.