Welcome to the wonderful world of Italian wine
Check out my latest reviews: (295 wines) Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri, Toscana IGT and more Top 20 of the Month Tenuta San Guido 2016 Bolgheri Sassicaia Aromas of cedar, tobacco, blue flower and spiced plum fuse together in … 98 Points Tuscany $250 Baricci 2012 Nello Riserva (Brunello di Montalcino) Chopped mint, forest floor, tilled earth …
The English version of this article has been published here: https://www.winemag.com/2019/03/14/is-there-really-a-benefit-to-crop-thinning/ Tra la fine degli anni ’70 e l’inizio degli anni ’80, quando una manciata di grandi produttori piemontesi, tra cui Elio Altare e Michele Chiarlo, iniziò a eliminare i grappoli (procedura nota come diradamento, una tecnica già utilizzata nelle principali denominazioni francesi) per ridurre …
Check out my latest reviews: (207 wines) Toscana IGT, Chianti and more Top 20 of the Month Marchesi Antinori 2015 Solaia Red (Toscana) Full-bodied and elegant, this gorgeous red offers aromas of ripe dark-skinned berry, … 98 Points Tuscany $325 Cellar Selection Castello dei Rampolla 2014 Vigna d’Alceo Red (Toscana) Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and …
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Piedmont Wine Study Tour with Kerin O’Keefe
to June 8th
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel through all the key appellations of this authentic wine region of Italy with a notable expert and fabulous instructor!
The stunning wines of Piedmont are among the best in the world. The noble Nebbiolo grape achieves a level of greatness in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco that cannot be matched in any other wine region. Lesser-known wine treasures such as Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis are the everyday gems of industry insiders. Traveling to these small yet significant wine districts begets a level of understanding unreachable in books or podcasts. See and taste the difference between villages, appellations and vineyards.
- Discover the Piedmont wine region with your instructor, Kerin O’Keefe, an award winning journalist and author.
- Explore Piedmont’s iconic wine villages including, Alba, Asti, Barolo, Barbaresco and Serralunga
- See the famous Lange and Monferrato Hills firsthand and discover why they were made UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Delve in the fascinating terroirs of Barolo and Barbaresco, the king and queen of Italian wine
- Drink history as you learn about the evolution of the region’s wines and taste winemaking philosophy in the glass
- Experience insider tastings with winemakers at some of Piedmont’s most exalted wineries. Compare vintages and vineyards as you learn local details directly from the people who grow the grapes and make the wine.
- Lunch and dine in the region’s best restaurants and discover the region’s epicurean delights paired with fantastic local wines.
Travel with like-minded, committed students of wine, whether serious wine hobbyists or wine professionals, and share with us an unforgettable educational, epicurean and enlightening experience!
Find out more here: https://www.winescholarguild.org/italian-wine-tours/piedmont-wine-tour
Memories from our 2017 Piedmont Wine Study Tour with Kerin O’Keefe
Kerin O’Keefe is a wine critic, author and lecturer. She is the author of: