Here Are A Few Of My Favorite (Italian) Things....

Sung in my best JulieAndrews voice!! :slight_smile:
I’m a big fan of Italian wines (though not a great deal of interest in the old warhorses: Barolo/Barbaresco and Chianti). There are so many grape varieties and new regions to explore that I doubt I’ll ever tire of them. I read a number of blogs on Italian wines that I particularly like. These are three of my favorites:

  1. Alfonso Cevola: On The Wine Trail In Italy
    One of the most informative and readable blogs on Italian wines.

  2. John Fodera: TuscanVines
    Likewise…though does contain some on Calif wines as well.

  3. MarcieNewhouse: EnotecaMarcella
    Marcella joined our NEB group a few months ago and I had the opportunity to meet her the other week out in Paso at NEB4. Very bright and knowledgeable I thought. Her particular passion is Piemontese wines.

Inasmuch as I have no life, are there others I should be checking in/wasting time on??
Tom

Jeremy Parzen’s Do Bianchi:

http://dobianchi.com/

I love both Do Bianchi and Alfonso but give a slight edge to Alfonso for being a bit less academic and writing from his soul quite often.

Love those sites. Also…

Tom’s Wine Line (Tom Maresca) - mostly Italian
http://ubriaco.wordpress.com/

Though even less exclusively Italian, Levi Dalton’s “So You Want to be a Somm” site often has some really wonderful Italian content with nicely composed photos and well-written prose (yes, even quite soulful). Lots of good stuff from a Piedmont trip back around Sept-2012, including:
Restaurants in Piedmont: http://soyouwanttobeasommelier.blogspot.com/2012/11/what-id-say-about-restaurants-in.html
A Return to Bartolo Mascarello: http://soyouwanttobeasommelier.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-return-to-bartolo-mascarello.html

Sing us a few bars in your best Julie Andrews voice, Tom.

I second Do Bianchi.