Asti and Alba – The Prodigal Siblings

“Barbera d’Alba is an elegant woman with finesse that you can dance with whereas Barbera d’Asti is determined, powerful, intense, a woman you gotta watch out for…”, that’s the quote by the renowned winemaker Luca Vietti in an interview with the Wine Spectator magazine sometime back. These two wines happened to be in focus duringContinue reading “Asti and Alba – The Prodigal Siblings”

Per Angusta Ad Augusta

A peculiar title for a wine blog ? That’s right !! The reason for this however, is that ‘Per Augusta Ad Augusta’ is the motto of the wine house named “IL Polenzo” in Italy whose wines (amongst many others) I got an opportunity to taste recently, and it means through trial to triumph Tastings wereContinue reading “Per Angusta Ad Augusta”

Learning from your Wine Mistakes

Through this post I wish to drive home the following lesson about wines..or shall i say about ‘wine and food pairing’ to be precise. And that is ..”Learn from your mistakes” During my early days of learning wines i was lucky to receive a timely advice from the Indian wine maestro – ‘the wineguyindia’. AndContinue reading “Learning from your Wine Mistakes”

3 Big B’s of Italy

Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello are today amongst Italy’s best-known and most expensive wines. The reputation and stature of these three wines has grown so much over the years that it’s not uncommon to pitch them in the same league as wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy in France. And such is their aura and popularity theContinue reading “3 Big B’s of Italy”