• #ItalianFWT,  #wine #winetasting,  Piedmont

    Cascina Bongiovanni Pernanno Barolo con Bistecca Tagliata #ItalianFWT

    The #ItalianFWT has had a great year delving into the many indigenous grapes of Italy. We are winding down the year with attention being given to Italy’s Big B’s. We began with an exploration of Brunello, led by Wendy Klic. Robin Renkin continued the discussion last month with Barberesco.  For the last and final installment, I am taking us on a wine journey through Barolo. Here’s an overview to wet your palate. History of Barolo Barolo is considered one of Italy’s most noble wines. In fact, Barolo is referred to by many as the “Wine of Kings” or the “King of Wines.” The history of Barolo dates back to the…

  • #wine #winetasting,  #WiningHour Feature,  Piedmont

    Wining Hour Feature: Pico Maccario “Lavignone” Rosato

    This month, I am featuring a lovely Italian rosato, “Lavignone,” from Pico Maccario in the northwest Italian region of Piedmont. Piemonte, in Italian, means at the foot of the mountain,” and it is a superior winegrowing region, with Italy’s largest number of DOCG’s and DOC’s. Piedmont is the home of Nebbiolo, one of Italy’s oldest and most noble grapes. This Rosato is made from Barbera, which is a very rare find here in the U.S. When I tasted it a restaurant, I immediately knew that I wanted more. Pico Maccario Winery, located in Mombaruzzo, Piedmont, was founded in 1997 by brothers Pico and Vitaliano Maccario. They have vineyards in Monferato and…

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