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Everything You Need To Know About Barolo

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel

There is a saying in Italy that sums it all up. Barolo, with its bouquet rich in nuances and full-bodied palate, is defined as “the king of wines an...

The New Face of Barolo Wines

John Mariani | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
John Mariani

It is by now a given among connoisseurs that Italy's Barolo wines are on a par with the very finest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, though there is something of a cold war going on among Barolo producers in the region of Piedmont.

The Wines of Elvio Cogno, A Beautiful Expression of BaroloWine

Mary Orlin | Posted 04.04.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

This past summer I spent four days in Piedmont, the northern Italy wine region famous for Barolo and Barbaresco.  I wanted to understand the Nebbiolo...

When in Piemonte, Italy The Winery You Must Visit

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Going to wine country in Italy is not quite like visiting Napa Valley or Sonoma County in California.  While things are getting easier for wine touri...

Tar & Roses: Small Plates, Big Flavors

Scott Bridges | Posted 06.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Tar & Roses, whose name comes from the contrasting notes on the nose of Barolo wine, opened its doors roughly about this time last year and is a James Beard nominee for Best New Restaurant of 2012. It's also one of the hottest tickets in town.

Debra and Dino Santonastaso: Passionate New U.S. Importers for Quality Regional Wines of Italy

Brad Haskel | Posted 01.31.2013 | Home
Brad Haskel

Clearly, there is huge demand in the the U.S. market for Italian wine, but at the same time, there is great competition. Debra and Dino Santonastaso, two enthusiastic Italians, have recently begun selecting and exporting wines to the U.S.

Fully Mature Reds at Reasonable Prices? Think Rioja

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
Richard Jennings

A region that has long made high-quality, ageworthy wines that, with a few decades on them, are very reminiscent of fine old Barolos and Bordeaux is Rioja -- Spain's illustrious red wine-producing region.

Wine's Hidden Beauty: The Ultimate Pleasure of Aged Wine

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.19.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

The greatest, most pleasurable aspect of wine tends to be hidden from most consumers. That is the incredible, often jaw-droppingly complex aromas, flavors and sublime beauty of a great wine that has been aged to maturity.

2007 Barolo: Don't Believe The Hype

Snooth | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home

Don't believe the hype. So a quick review of first to market reports in the US and Europe on 2007 Barolo reveals gems such as "buy them fast as they ...