Sommelier Shalom Chin shares his Thoughts on Piedmont Nebbiolo
A view from Barolo on a clear day

In concluding my tour of Piedmont, it is only fitting to finish up with a grape with small plantings here but it is representative of the region every time one brings up the subject of Piedmont. Nebbiolo needs no introduction. To the locals, Nebbiolo in Piedmont is like what Pinot Noir is to the Burgundians. Read More >

Five Decades of Barolo and Barbaresco
Barolo 62 and Barbaresco 1967

One of our true Wandering Palates, Matthew Wilson, finds himself buried in Barolo and Barbaresco spanning 50 years with an intoxicating melange of history, the intriguing nuances of aged wines and great Italian food, Melbourne style. Read More >

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Metamorphosis Of Piedmont
Gaja Barbaresco, Italy

The Rapidly-Evolving Expression Nebbiolo

Curtis marsh reports on modern-day Barolo and Barbaresco where a progressive balance of contemporary and traditional techniques have transformed an otherwise unyielding style of red.

Like many of the Old World wine regions, there was an inherited resistance to change in Piedmont, with the old guard Barolo and Barbaresco winemakers obstinately adhering to time-honoured traditions and techniques. Indeed, Barolo was seemingly cemented in time with little variance from the winemaking methods introduced in the early 1800s by French oenologist Louis Oudert.

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