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Barbaresco is the ‘other B’ at the heart of Nebbiolo country. Normally “…and Barbaresco”; normally the one most know of, but don’t quite get …

Fontanafredda and Casa E. di Mirafiore are sister estates in Serralunga d’Alba, both owned by the same Italian entrepreneur, and we got to know …

I first encountered Ettore Germano as one of the Barolo brands stocked by Planet of the Grapes, and I had enjoyed their riper, more …

Another recommendation and introduction by David Way, and an excellent visit to a quality-orientated estate. We met Valter Fissore, husband of Nadia Cogno and …

I first encountered Damilano’s wines at a tasting dinner at Planet of the Grapes. These are wines that have undergone a recent shift in …

A few kilometres South of La Morra, in the commune of Barolo, is the G. D. Vajra winery. Most recognised for their Bricco delle …

On David Way’s recommendation and introduction, we began our visit to Piemonte at Oddero. The winery is in the small village of Santa Maria, …

Barolo is the first region from Piemonte on anyone’s list from. Its 170 official MGA (Menzione Geografiche Agguintive), or cru vineyards produce one of …

Piemonte Overview The exceptional food, the incredible wine and the rolling hills of Tuscany… the image that is often conjured up by someone talking …

I must operate a LIFO approach to writing up People and Places, as this first post is about one of the producers I’ve most recently …