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!
Forgive me, but these colors are too amazing to not share.
It really does work! There was a storm coming in as the sun set and a cool rain starting to fall; I was alone in a Langhe vineyard listening to distant tractors wrapping up harvest work and the wind gently rustling the leaves. The fading sunlight cast an unearthly red, yellow, and violet hue on the roiling clouds.
An amazing moment I revisit all the time, and look forward to search for again and again.
You can see why Piemonte is one of our favorite regions, and it’s not just the great hospitality, amazing food, world class wines, bucolic vineyards, and undulating hills populated with quaint towns (need we say more?)…
As seen from from Azienda Mossio Fratelli in Rodello. What a view! Bet its amazing in winter as the snow hits the Alps off in the distance.
Thanks to Lucia for helping us share our message about what’s special about Piemonte!
Pretty hard to beat. What a place! Take the time to get off the beaten path in Italy and you are *rewarded*. It’s not necessarily easy to get here, but we can certainly get you there, and you’ll be greeted with some pretty amazing hospitality.
Thanks go to our friends at Giribaldi.
One of the places we’re going during the “Fall Special” is in the little village of Sinio; imagine waking up every day and going to work here. Not bad, eh?