I was going to include this in my recent Barolo & Beyond class, but at the last minute I swapped it out for the Oreste Buzio 2016 Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese. Why? A class on Barolo and similar wines needs a bit more gravitas. This bottle is just too damn...If you were buying Barolo back in the 80’s, Bersano was a brand you’d seek out. Located in Nizza, the winery offered up classic Piedmontese wines. Their 1982 Barolo Riserva was sublime (and you can still buy a bottle for $80, but you’ll have to...Rivetto is well known for their Barolo, which is all well and good. Those bottles earn their high price tags, but the hidden gem in the line up is their Barbera d’Alba. Along with the pinot-like complexity and deft marriage of flavors. This is at it’s...Elvio Cogno’s reputation in the Piedmont was established long before he purchased his own property in Novello almost twenty years ago. His mark had been made at the renowned Marcarini estate in La Morra, bridging the theoretical gap between traditionalists and...Nebbiolo and Barbera may get most of the accolades, but a good Dolcetto, like this one, is perfect for this time of year with its modest weight, easy drinkability, and amazing versatility at the table.