Tag: Barbaresco

Barolo versus Barbaresco: what’s the difference?

These two regions in Piedmont produce the world’s most famous styles of Nebbiolo: but how do the wines differ? Taking its name from the autumn mists, or nebbie, which roll amongst the hills of the Langhe when this late-ripening variety is picked, Nebbiolo produces wines of serious structure. Its distinctive combination of high tannin and […]

Piedmont: five must-try wines

As we look to Piedmont for the just-released 2016 Barolo and 2017 Barbaresco, we asked our Buyer Matt Smith to pick the five wines that would convince any wine-lover of the region’s greatness 2017 Barbaresco, Fletcher Wines One thing that perhaps most surprised me during my last trip of 2019 to the Langhe was the […]

Barolo 2016 and Barbaresco 2017

As our offer of the new vintages from Piedmont – Barolo 2016 and Barbaresco 2017 – goes live, our Buyer Matt Smith introduces these two very different years and the remarkable wines they produced This year’s Piedmont offer presents a fascinating voyage through the villages of the Langhe hills, focusing on two of Italy’s most […]

Slow cooking: beef in Barolo

Ahead of our offering of the new vintages of Barolo and Barbaresco, our Head Chef Stewart Turner has cooked up a recipe inspired by the region – with beef short rib slow-cooked in Barolo. Indulgent? Yes. Deserved? Yes. Settle in with a glass of something good and make the most of some extra time in […]