2017 Aldo Clerico Barbera D’ Alba with Anchovies, Pizza, Sausage Orecchiette #ItalianFWT

Aldo Clerico Barbera d’Alba imported into the US by Verovinogusto

 
 
Do you know Barbera?
 
If you do, you already know about this high acid low tannin, full bodied, intensely colored and flavored red wine that in 2000 was the third most planted grape in Italy!
 
And if you don’t know Barbera yet — or very well — you’re in luck because this month here at Wine Predator we’re hosting the Italian Food Wine Travel group for “It’s All About Barbera.” Read the invitation post here with a California Barbera in “5 Reasons Why We Love Barbera“ and the Preview post here with an organic Tomisa Barbera.  Scroll down to see the titles and links to the ten participants as well as the prompts for the 8am May 1 twitter chat. 

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2016 Tomisa Barbera + Bagna Cauda, Focaccia, Pizza: Preview #ItalianFWT

Tomissa Barbera

Have you ever had Bagna Cauda, the Piedmonte anchovy butter sauce? With Barbera? 

Then you have not lived!

This month here at Wine Predator we’re hosting the Italian Food Wine Travel group for “It’s All About Barbera.” Read the invitation post here “5 Reasons Why we Love Barbera“. Scroll down to see the titles and links to the ten participants. 

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Lazio to Paso Robles: “if you see kay” #ItalianFWT

if you see kay from Lazio

April is Earth Month, so each April here on Wine Predator we try to turn our attention to wines that pay attention to the triple bottom line: planet, people, AND profit. That’s typically organic and biodynamic wines, and we’ve also discussed the different and somewhat confusing plethora of certifications amid concerns of greenwashing. 

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Italy in California: Nebbiolo from Humboldt’s Terragena and Santa Barbara’s Silver #ItalianFWT

CA Nebbiolo

Never heard of Nebbiolo? Not surprising because there’s so little of it grown in the US — only 1% of all of the Italian grape vines in California are this ancient Italian grape– and only 1% of the grape vines in California are Italian at all! Source: ENOFYLZ Continue reading