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We have had fabulous weather all tour and our final day was no exception. Our destination was one of my favourite locations and families in all of Italy. I first met Michela Marenco back in 2006 on our first tour to Piedmont. The Marenco winery is run by three sisters in the village of Strevi…(Read More)

Glorious sunshine greeted us on day 3 of our Piedmont tour and a big day beckoned. Our focus was on the big names of the region – Barbaresco and Barolo. These two famous wines were among the very first in Italy to receive the highest quality status of DOCG in 1980. Both wines are made…(Read More)

We are based in the beautiful town of Alba for our Piedmont tour. Alba, as many will know, is the centre of the universe for truffle production, but is also strategically situated midway between the famous Barolo and Barbaresco wine regions. Our first night dinner was spent at the amazing Cortiletto d’Alba restaurant in…(Read More)

I am in Piemonte for a couple of days just putting the finishing touches to our tour in May. A terrific tour is in store as we really get to grips with Barolo and Barbaresco as well as some of the lesser known areas and grape varieties. Here is a view of the majestic Barbaresco…(Read More)

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A Piedmont tasting

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We kicked off this year’s tastings last night with a visit to Piedmont at the Teddington Wine Society. This is a favourite wine area of mine and while the region is famous for  Barolo and Barbaresco there is a wealth of other fascinating wines to be discovered. About an hour east of the lovely…(Read More)