What's your favourite wine from Franciacorta? It's a very large and famous area for sparkling wine production. There is something for all tastes. Without doubt, Guido Berlucchi is one of my favourite wineries. It has written the history of Franciacorta! The cellar is so amazing and magical to see (put a visit on your bucket list). If you are a zero dosage lover, you should certainly taste the Berlucchi '61 Franciacorta Nature collection. You'll be pleased! The lineup is composed of three vintage wines: Berlucchi '61 Nature (first vintage, 2009), Berlucchi '61 Nature Blanc de Blancs (first vintage, 2012), and Berlucchi '61 Nature Rosé (first vintage, 2011).
Have you ever been to Diano d'Alba? It's a small village - around 3,500 residents - in the Langhe region, 15 minutes by car from Alba. Diano d'Alba is located 509 m above sea level and it has a panoramic viewpoint. You can admire the Alps, the amazing vineyards and the castles such as Grinzane Cavour, Serralunga d'Alba and Barolo. It's right here that there is an important production of Dolcetto wine. In fact, Diano d'Alba is one of the three DOCGs based on Dolcetto, the others are Dogliani and Ovada. The potential viticulture for Diano d'Alba DOCG is 242 ha (based on data relased in 2017). All local people have a particular attachment to this black grape variety.
What comes to mind when you hear Dolcetto? The Italian translation means "little sweet one". Trust me, it's anything except sweet! Dolcetto is a red grape variety from Piedmont. We've already seen Brachetto. Unfortunately it's very underrated. It has to compete with Nebbiolo (especially from Barolo and Barbaresco) and Barbera. It's not easy at all! Piedmont is a very complex region. It's composed of: 17 DOCG (Denominazione d'Origine Controllata e Garantita);42 DOC (Denominazione d'Origine Controllata). Microclimate, soil, and a lot of indigenous grape varieties are key factors of this complexity. But our focus is on Dolcetto and I want to give you more info. Are you ready? Let's start!
Have you ever heard about Acqui DOCG Rosé? In the last article, I gave you more details about Brachetto d'Acqui, talking about the grape, the styles, and the food pairings. Now it's time to talk about Acqui DOCG Rosé, the last-born wine in Alto Monferrato and regulated by the Consortium of Brachetto d'Acqui. You should know that it's not really "last-born" because there was a dry style of Brachetto already in 1873! It has not been promoted over time and was reintroduced in 2017. I'll tell you more details about the winemaking techniques and the profile tasting. Are you ready? Let's start!
Do you know Brachetto d’Acqui? Have you ever tasted it? After "unknown" Monferrato, I'm back to tell you about my region: Piedmont. Most people see Brachetto d’Acqui as a cheap red wine but it's not, and I'll tell you why. We can't even compare it to top wines like Barolo or Barbaresco. They have different styles! It's like a comparing Prosecco and Champagne. It's wrong! To the untrained eye, the common thing is bubbles. However, when you taste both, you'll have a different sensation and you can understand that the bubbles of Prosecco are very different from those of Champagne. Because the styles are different. The method to produce Prosecco is not the same as Champagne, and so the consumers of Champagne are not the same as those of Prosecco. But we're not here to talk about Prosecco vs. Champagne. It was only an example to demonstrate that Brachetto d’Acqui has a category in the world of wine. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to discover this wine with the Consortium. I didn't know that Brachetto d’Acqui has several styles. Now I'll tell you all that I know about this wine. Are you ready? Let's start!
Have you ever visited Piedmont? Do you know the Monferrato area? Piedmont is a wonderful region in Italy. I’m not saying this just because I live here. All the people who have visited this region have been pleasantly surprised! In Piedmont, you can find plains, hills and mountains. I know, if we also had the sea, the picture would be complete. But to compensate for it, we have the best wines in the whole world. Recently, I took part in a press trip with other bloggers and journalists to discover the "unknown" Monferrato. It's the right destination for all the wine, food, wellness and relaxation lovers. And also a welcome break from writing another tutorial which is very important! Now let me tell you more about my press trip. Are you ready? Let's start!
Are you a blogger or an influencer? Do you work in the wine, food or restaurant trade? Then you absolutely must not miss the Cibiamoci Festival! After attending some events with a lot of wine tastings, such as ProWein or Vinitaly, it's time to talk about training in the digital and marketing world. Wine has a sensational history! Most people who work in this field prefer the traditional methods of communication. But it's time to upgrade your marketing strategies for the new generation, the Millenials and Generation Z. Now I want to explain to you what Cibiamoci Festival is. Are you ready? Let's start!
Are you a wine lover in New York City? Would you like to visit this incredible town? Well, this post is for you! Chelsie Petras wants to help you to discover the consumption of wine in the Big Apple! Why she? Chelsie, aka Chel Loves Wine, is a wine lover in New York City. She loves so much wine therefore she opened her personal wine blog. I suggest you to read her articles! Are you ready? I will now hand over to Chelsie.
Do you like to visit wineries? Have you ever taken part in wine events? I have already published some posts about wine events, as Mercato dei vini FIVI or Merano WineFestival. When I take part in a wine event or in a wine tour I want you to get curious more and more. So I inform you about Today opening of my YouTube channel, in which I'll upload my wine tours and many other topics. I suggest you to click on "subscribe" to stay always up-to-date on my next videos.