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:
Hello to anyone still subscribed and reading this…it’s been a while. Not usually a fan of “pay attention to me” posts explaining anyone’s attention to their own Internet presence as they’re usually unnecessary and self indulgent. But in the latter part of 2018 work and life got really hectic, and I took a break from chatting about our Italian adventures here.
It was a good year.
Then, in early 2019, my brother was murdered rather senselessly by a roommate who also killed their landlord in a rather heinous and cowardly act. It just never felt right to get back to talking about Italy publicly at any time since that day in spring 2019.
The bastard who killed them finally plead guilty a few weeks ago, and it’s as much justice as we’re likely to get.
Going to leave the parts of the site dedicated to his art instruction and talents up as a remembrance.
I know he wouldn’t want us to dwell too terribly much, so probably time to get back into action. Watch this space for a new venture we’ll be working on soon. Going to sell some wine for Raph!
Making people fall this in love with the off the beaten path Italian experiences is extremely rewarding.
Fireworks courtesy of Luca Aimasso’s Barbera post harvest, near Diano D’Alba. You have to see them in person to fully appreciate, but here’s a good way to tide yourself over until you can visit Piemonte yourself.
Poderi e Cantine Oddero is one of the most well known classic Piemonte wine producers; the Oddero family are warm hosts with an amazing product that evolves in the glass as you taste, whether it’s the Gallina Barbaresco, a single vineyard Barolo, or a blended one. Great wines, and an amazing location that really popped on the camera as the sun poked through the clouds. The best part was definitely getting to do a vertical tasting across a few different vintages of the Bussia (single vineyard Barolo). A bottle of the 2007 certainly found its way home with us, and will quit getting any older when Doug comes to visit Colorado this winter.
Great read on a wine more people need to check out.
Click to enlarge and appreciate!
It’s been a bit quiet here as we’ve been super busy meeting winemakers, exploring new places to take clients, and just enjoying Italy. But it’s time to get back to work! In the coming days, more shots of our latest Italy tour adventures and research.
Tough work, but somebody’s gotta do it:
Views of Serralunga D’Alba on a foggy Langhe morning. Fabulous.