Uncomfortable

  I love to travel.  Especially in the world of wine, how else do you ever get a sense of the place where these wines come from- or for the people who make them?  You want to learn about wine?  You ...

Burgundy: Just Breathe

(continued from All Roads Lead to Burgundy...) The weather had gone from muted- grey daylight struggling to break through the stubborn Piemonte sky, to a wetter, darker version of dreary as we crossed the Al...

Nature is Always in Command

"Nature is always in Command." Michele Braganti, Monteraponi I get chills when I hear Michele speak about his vineyards.  He has such a uniquely focused vision about what his land can do, how he will allow h...

Ci vuole una Birra in Barolo.

Ci vuole una birra. Sometimes, even in Barolo, you need a cold beer. We were road-weary and a little bedraggled from winery tours and many kilometers of Piemontese highway, dragging our bags across her cobble...

On Context, Art and Sagrantino.

"Wine is bottled poetry." I have always loved this R.L. Stevenson quote, because it so perfectly sums up the root of our fascination with wine.  Every bottle has something to say- in essence each vintage is the...