Tag: Italy

Nailed! The 2010 Piedmont harvest summary & news from elsewhere in Italia

  As I write, the last of the Nebbiolo is being harvested, notably by Mario Fontana (Cascina Fontana) and Davide Rosso (Giovanni Rosso). This year I struggled up the hill to talk to Ferdinando Principiano in his vertical Barolo Ravera vineyard, Luca Roagna in the gem of a Barbaresco site: Montefico, ‘newboy’ Pier Bovone at Cornarea […]

Roll up! roll up!…and meet our new star estate from the Roero: Cornarea!

If you, like me, have a wee problem rolling your ‘r’s then exploring the Roero region just north of Alba can prove to be a tongue-twisting experience. Some would say – with a perfect roll if they’re oh-so lucky – that the Roero is best left to growing (exquisite) apricots. Compared to the orderly, monocultural […]

Getting to know Nebbiolo

Working on Berrys’ Wine Blog has many advantages – being able to read the latest news and meet top producers are just a couple of them – but it does have one drawback: it makes you very envious. So, not that I needed any other incentive, I was delighted to be a part of a […]

Alto Adige…time to scale those peaks!

Wine is a product of its environment, and if one had to choose a region to show just that then the Alto Adige, on Italy’s northern border with Austria, would be a prime example. It’s also one of the reasons why I love what I do: drawing on geology, climate, history, oenology, politics, people and markets […]