Nebbiolo
Barbaresco Discovery:  De Forville

Barbaresco Discovery: De Forville

I really didn’t know much about the De Forville Barbaresco before purchasing a bottle, which was fairly priced and highly recommended, but I am kicking myself a bit for not doing my usual routine of buying two bottles, as this is great stuff.  And I should have known as much as it is a Neal...
Antoniotti Pramartel

Antoniotti Pramartel

I came across the Antoniotti “Parmartel” in a restaurant a minute ago and took a picture of it because the wine was different and I was intrigued.  Then it popped up in a local shop or two and I decided to buy one up for home consumption and further analysis. There does not seem to...
Café Select:  Beautiful People & Euro Eclectic Fare

Café Select: Beautiful People & Euro Eclectic Fare

On an average Wednesday night we wound up at the last moment at Café Select, as my buddy Kev needed one of their European inspired dishes to satisfy his post soccer hunger.  Kev swears by Café Select’s eclectic mix of German, Swiss, Italian, and other standard fare.  The ambiance was nice and the crowd was...
G.B. Burlotto & Fabio Alessandria @ USQ

G.B. Burlotto & Fabio Alessandria @ USQ

G.B. Burlotto is one of the most historic family firms in all of Piemonte, but has been a bit over looked until recently.  With one of the longest standing family traditions in the Langhe, they have been rediscovered by those who appreciate classically styled Barolo.  Their range of wines is impressive, and we tried nearly...
Burlotto 2009 Langhe Nebbiolo

Burlotto 2009 Langhe Nebbiolo

Burlotto is to Piedmont what López de Heredia is to Rioja.  This is an old family firm doing things, more or less, the way they always have done.  And the key to success (and true longevity) at López de Heredia is the key to success at Burlotto:  they have remained a family business.  This may...
Top 10 Wines of 2011.

Top 10 Wines of 2011.

Okay, well forget top ten, let’s make it a baker’s dozen while we’re at it.  No particular order, I will just list them youngest to oldest according to vintage.  There are some reds, some young, some old, a white, a rosé, and even a non vintage number.  Just wines that kept me thinking throughout the...
Nebbiolo & Pizza:  A Match Made in Heaven

Nebbiolo & Pizza: A Match Made in Heaven

For everything that everyone says about their favorite meals, fine dining, and all that, at the end of the day there really is noting better than a good pizza.  And pizza tends to be even better when you make it yourself.  My buddy Kevin and I fancy ourselves to be a couple of pretty serious...