Monday, January 26, 2009

WBW #54: A Passion for Piedmont

The theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday #54 has been announced and I am already ahead of the game with my earlier post from today. David of McDuff's Food & Wine Trail (who I recently awarded the One Lovely Blog Award) is this month's host and he has chosen the theme: A Passion for Piedmont.

Piedmont, located in the northwestern corner of Italy, produces a wide variety of whites and reds, including Gavi di Gavi, Moscato d’Asti, the famed Barolo and Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and other indigenous grapes. I am a big fan of wines from this region and you will find numerous reviews of Piedmont wines on my blog. My earlier post of today was a review of three Barbera wines from the Cascina Roera winery in Piedmont. On my list of Top Ten Wines Under $15 of 2008, the 2004 Le Piane La Maggiorina from Piedmont made the list. And on my Top Ten Wines Over $15 of 2008, you can find the 2007 D.J. Vajra Moscato D'Asti from Piedmont.

The rules for this theme are quite easy. Just pick any wine from the Piedmont and review it. So your choices are multitude. Will you select an effervescent Moscato or a well-aged Barolo? Will you compare Barberas from different wineries? Will you seek the most obscure Piedmont varietal?

Your review is due on Wednesday, February 18. Once you have posted your review, just email the link to David at and he will make sure you get added to the round up. If you lack a blog, feel free to email your review to David.

1 comment:

David McDuff said...


I've been meaning to write and thank you for the "One Lovely Blog Award" and now you've given me another reason.... Thanks for helping to spread the word. I'll look forward to your review in February.