• Piedmont wines worth taking a chance on | David Williams

    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    Forget Barolo and Barbaresco, the Italian wine for the budget drinker is barbera Morrisons The Best Barbera d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy 2016 You don't go to Piedmont for barbera. That would be like going to one of the world's great steak restaurants and ordering a salad, or going to see the Stones and leaving at the end of the support act. The northwestern Italian region - particularly the magical vineyard areas around the villages of Barolo and Barbaresco - is, after all, the home of one of the world's elite red grape varieties: the truly magical nebbiolo. How can barbera possibly compete...
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